Since 1865 and the passage of the 13th Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances toward full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. In this presentation, Anderson will discuss her New York Times bestselling book that carefully links historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition. Her work pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. This timely discussion adds an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America. Learn more about Carol Anderson in this MPR story.
This event is part of the 1968/69-2018/19: Historic Upheavals, Enduring Aftershocks Series.
Additional funding and sponsorship has been provided by Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University Libraries, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, Department of History, Department of English, Department of Sociology, Friends of the Libraries, Imagine Fund, Heritage Studies and Public History, College of Liberal Arts, Law School, and Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature.