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Foundry Series: Public Protest, Riot, and Response
September 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Throughout history, individuals have taken to the streets to protest perceived injustice, and have met with mixed responses from communities and the government. How can the 1863 New York City draft riots inform our understanding of what drives public protest, the impact of violent demonstration, how officials respond, and the ongoing racial issues in our country today?
With Iver Bernstein, Ph.D., Professor of History, African and African-American Studies, and American Culture Studies, Washington University in St. Louis; and Christopher Bonner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History University of Maryland, College Park.