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Book Talk: The Condemnation of Blackness- Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America
Start Date: 5/6/2015Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 5/6/2015End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description:

Book Talk - The Condemnation of Blackness:Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Moot Courtroom 6.68NB

All are welcome.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will discuss his book The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. He is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. A native of Chicago, he received his PhD in American History from Rutgers University, after which he spent seven years on the faculty of Indiana University. Muhammad recently served on the National Academy of Sciences committee to study the causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration, and is currently working on his second book, Disappearing Acts:The End of White Criminality in the Age of Jim Crow.

The idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America, as were African Americans’ own ideas about race and crime. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, The Condemnation of Blackness reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
Location Information:
New Building  (View Map)
59th Street and Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY

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