Since the 1840s, the Adirondack environment has proven a pivotal factor in the planning, construction, and operation of prisons in New York State.
Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. will analyze this phenomenon with a special focus on the role of incarcerated people of color in shaping — and reshaping — the Adirondack landscape during “Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park,” a webinar on October 14th.
This talk is adapted from Hall’s first book, A Prison in the Woods: Environment and Incarceration in New York’s North Country, published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2020.
Hall is assistant professor in the Department of History at Queensborough Community College / CUNY and visiting instructor in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
This event, sponsored by the Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College in Schectady, will be held via Zoom at 5:30 pm, and is free and open to the public. To join the webinar, click here.
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