The Virginia Tech Department of History is hosting a webinar "Race and Political Violence in the United States: Historical Perspectives" on Monday Feb. 1, 12:00 pm ET.
As Americans continue to reflect on the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, what lessons can history provide? Violence has been a regrettable but regular feature of U.S. politics, often sparked by struggles over racial equity. Join us online for a wide-ranging conversation exploring intersections of race and political violence at critical historical moments.
Four expert speakers will reflect on how Americans have conceptualized and employed violence in changing political contexts: Black abolitionists' debates about the place of physical force in their movement; the political ramifications of slaveholder violence; the repression of Mexican Americans in the early 20th century; and the racially-charged violence that's marked our own era of Black Lives Matter and resurgent white supremacy.
- Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, Africana Studies, Wellesley College
- Dr. Paul Quigley, History, Virginia Tech
- Dr. Annette Rodriguez, American Studies, University of North Carolina
- Dr. Peniel Joseph, Public Affairs, University of Texas
Sponsor: Diversity and Inclusion Committee, History Department, Virginia Tech.
Day/times: Feb 1, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)