Online Roundtable—Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (by Simon Balto)

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tags: racism, books, African American history, urban history, policing

Black Perspectivesthe award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), is collaborating with the Journal of Civil and Human Rights (JCHR)* to host an online roundtable on Simon Balto‘s Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)According to Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, “Simon Balto offers a much-needed history of policing in Chicago, clearly articulating the connection between the Chicago Police Department’s record of racism and abuse and its contemporary crisis of police brutality.”

The roundtable begins on Monday, April 6th and concludes on Friday, April 10th.

The roundtable will feature pieces from Melanie Newport (University of Connecticut), Max Felker-Kantor (Ball State University)Anne Gray Fischer (University of Texas at Dallas), and Dan Berger (University of Washington). At the conclusion of the roundtable, author Simon Balto (University of Iowa) will respond. All pieces will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Civil and Human Rights.

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