In America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s (Liveright, 2021) Dr. Elizabeth Hinton puts the protests over the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020 into historical context.
Hinton argues that “the events of 2020 had clear precursors and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past.” The book makes the case that Black rebellion “was born in response to poverty and exclusion, but most immediately in reaction to police violence.”
The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) will host a virtual conversation with professor Hinton on Wednesday, February 16th. Hinton will discusses her book with journalist René Syler, former anchor of CBS News’s The Early Show and a frequent commentator on CNN Headline News.
This program will begin at 7 pm and will be held via Zoom. For more information or to register, click here.
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