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African-American Experience, The
This six lecture series will trace the African-American experience in the United States from its origins in slavery to the present day. The lectures will address such general questions as how has the nature of racism changed since the Civil War and how do contemporary U.S. institutions continue to express the injustice and subjection that have been so common in their experience? More specifically, they will focus on racial inequities in the U. S. educational, political, criminal justice and health care systems. They will help us to understand how the efforts of African-Americans and their allies to overcome bigotry and indifference have begun to make a difference and what additional steps need to be taken to get closer to liberty and justice for all. April 6: Freedom -- The 13th Amendment 150 Years Later, Peter J. Hammer April 13: #BLACKYOUTHMATTER: The Elusive Quest for Equitable Education in an Anti-Black Sociopolitical Climate, Dorinda Carter Andrews April 20: My Journey from Hospital Administration to Population Health Management, Chris Allen April 27: The African American Employment Experience: From Slavery to Unemployment and Discrimination, Mark P. Fancher May 4: Detroit Area Housing and the Tuxedo Project: Transforming a Detroit Neighborhood, Stephen Henderson May 11: The Color of Our Skin and the Content of Our Politics: Exploring the Effects of Skin Tone on Policy Preferences Among African Americans, Vincent L. Hutchings
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 04/06/2017 - 05/11/2017
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Rave Cinema
Address : 4100 Carpenter Rd.,
Ypsilanti, MI
Fee : $30.00 (Daypasses are available at the door for $10)
Event Status : COMPLETED