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Thu, Dec 7, 2017 6:00pm –


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York  New York  10037
United States
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Strange Career of Jim Crow Midwest

The Schomburg's second installment of The Strange Career of the Jim Crow Midwest reveals the many faces of white racism. The face of employment discrimination was unmasked by the March on Washington movement in Detroit’s auto plants in the 1940s. The face of killer cops was revealed by Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers as well as by Cha Cha Jimenez and the Young Lords in Chicago. The face of religious discrimination was exposed by Reverend Albert Cleage and Black Christian Nationalism in Detroit. The face of cultural imperialism was exposed by the Black Arts Renaissance from Detroit to Chicago. An the faces of housing and employment discrimination were protested by the NAACP in Milwaukee.

Join this conversation with our panel consisting of Nishani Frazier, Keona Ervin, and Patrick Jones.