From the “Red Summer” anti-lynching riots in Norfolk to the unveiling of the Stonewall Jackson monument in Richmond, the year 1919 was a critical moment in the history of racial violence. This conference will explore the larger historical significance of these anniversaries, the long-term legacies of the City of Richmond, and racial justice on a local, national, and global stage. The conference will culminate in a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations and Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
This event is part of the School of Arts and Sciences' themed year programming Contested Spaces: Race, Nation, and Conflict.
Contact: Nicole Sackley