This online panel covers the racist terrorism, including by police and military forces, that permeates the history of the United States, and how Tulsa is one brick in a continuous wall of violence directed at communities of color. These experts will cover not only race massacres such as the 1921 events in Tulsa, but also the history of lynching, the attempted obliteration of indigenous people, and more recent acts of violence such as the attacks on the Wisconsin Sikh temple, the Charleston church shooting, the Orlando Pulse nightclub, and the Pittsburgh synagogue. They will explore how these instances tie into the resurgence of white supremacist activity represented by events like the Unite the Right rally and the January 6 insurrection, as well as the well documented police killings of unarmed Black people across the United States. Professor Brenda E. Stevenson joins Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, who specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America, and UCLA law professor Angela Riley, who is the director of UCLA's Native Nations Law and Policy Center.
Copresented with the Department of African American Studies at UCLA