THE THIRD RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA’S STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY with Peniel Joseph and Elizabeth Herbin-Triant (Virtual)
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December 15, 2022 • 7:00 pmFREE
In The Third Reconstruction, Peniel E. Joseph offers a new interpretation of our recent history. He draws connections and insights across centuries from America’s first and second Reconstructions, the movements that arose after the Civil War and during the civil rights era, to a Third Reconstruction in our current age. While the first two Reconstructions fell tragically short of their grand aims, a Third Reconstruction offers a new chance to at last achieve dignity and citizenship for Black Americans—an opportunity to choose hope over fear.
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About the Author:
Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of award-winning books on African American history, including The Sword and the Shield and Stokely: A Life. He lives in Austin, Texas.
About the Moderator:
Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, an associate professor of Black Studies and History at Amherst College and a 2022-23 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, is the author of Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods (2019).
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.