Liveright Conversations: Jelani Cobb, Annette Gordon-Reed, & Elizabeth HintonHistorians in the News
tags: books, African American history, Protest, Virtual events
A discussion from February 4th, 2021 between Jelani Cobb (editor, "The Essential Kerner Commission Report"), Annette Gordon-Reed (author, "On Juneteenth"), and Elizabeth Hinton (author, "America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s"). Moderated by New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb, the conversation traces the legacy of racial injustice in the United States and our ongoing struggle to both commemorate and make sense of protest and rebellion from emancipation to the death of George Floyd. Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. The author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning "The Hemingses of Monticello", she lives in New York and Cambridge. ON JUNETEENTH examines the story of a holiday taking on new national meaning and why it is so integral to American history. Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School. The author of "From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime", she lives in New Haven, Connecticut. AMERICA ON FIRE is a landmark history of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post-civil rights era. Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker as well as the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School and the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations. THE ESSENTIAL KERNER COMMISSION REPORT is a newly contextualized edition of the historic study of American racism and police violence from 1968.