Lecture Description

From slavery to Jim Crow through vigilante killings, violence has the power behind racist systems in the U.S. In this lecture, Williams uses historical records to unearth historic practices of anti-Black violence—from the violence of enslavement and resistance to emancipation to political assassinations and night-riding assaults through lynchings and massacres. By centering targeted people’s accounts and their astute insight into their attackers’ aims and tactics, Williams reveals the richness of African Americans’ and their allies’ multi-faceted resistance to this violence and the legacy of their efforts.


Crime, Violence, Incarceration Race

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