2015 MLK Symposium: Panel, "The Color Line and the Long Twentieth Century: New Perspectives on Race, Violence, and Segregation"
Panelists include three historians who recently earned their PhDs at the University of Michigan:
Andrew Highsmith, PhD 2009, College of Public Policy, Dept. of Public Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio, author of Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
LaKisha Simmons, PhD 2009, SUNY Buffalo, Dept. of Transnational Studies, author of Within the Double Bind: Black Girlhood and Subjectivity in Jim Crow New Orleans, 1930-1954 (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming)
Kidada Williams, PhD 2005, Wayne State University, Dept. of History, author of They Left Great Marks on Me. African American: Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I (NYU Press, 2012)
Panelists will speak briefly on their own work and then address current issues in the urban United States. They will be joined by Penny von Eschen (panel chair; Professor of History and American Culture, University of Michigan) and Matthew Countryman (panel commentator; Associate Professor of History and American Culture, University of Michigan).
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Presented by the Department of History and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.