February 22, 2024

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Eastern Time

ACS Philadelphia: Radical Reparations: Healing the Soul of a Nation

Parkway Central Library, Philadelphia, PA

The Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences Division, Professor of Sociology & African American Studies at UCLA, Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter coined the term “Black Lives Matter.” His books include Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America, The New Black Sociologists, and Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life, coauthored with Zandria F. Robinson. He formerly served as the Inaugural Chair of UCLA's African American Studies Department and President of the Association of Black Sociologists, his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council, and he has appeared across a wide array of print and broadcast media. In Radical Reparations, Hunter ventures beyond the contentious current debate about the country’s responsibility for atoning for its earlier sins to lay out an ambitious but practical seven-point compensation plan for Black Americans.

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