The Department of Sociology is a Co-Sponsor of this event on November 19th at 5:30 in the Rose Theater.
Douglas Blackmon Lecture followed by Book Signing
For decades after the abolition of slavery, business interests conspired with the Southern criminal justice system to imprison African Americans through immoral practices as a means of filling the labor void.
Hear how this practice continues to shape our nation today.
Source: Library of Congress (circa 1900).
Author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book:
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Lecture
Free and Open to the Public
Michael D. Rose Theatre
The University of Memphis, 470 University St., Memphis, TN 38152
Convenient and affordable parking available in the public garage on Zach Curlin St.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work, the Department of History, the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Sociology.