Posted On: Jun 19, 2017 In: Uncategorized
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, award-winning historian at the University of Michigan, will talk about her latest book, Blood in the Water, Wednesday, June 28th at 7 pm. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History, Blood in the Water sheds new light on every aspect of the 1971 Attica Prison uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this forty-five-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement. Blood in the Water is the searing and indelible account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century. Thompson has written on the history of mass incarceration and its current impact for The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Newsweek, NBC, Dissent, New Labor Forum, and The Huffington Post, as well as for various top scholarly publications. (from penguinrandomhouse.com)
The Raven Bookstore will sell copies of Thompson’s book, and a book signing will follow the reading.
In partnership with the Langston Hughes Center of KU as part of our ongoing series, Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture.
Image Credit: Graham MacIndoe