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Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity - The Struggle for Civil Rights and Beyond 1900s to present
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Time: Jun 15, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Contact Name: Kyndall McCoy
Contact Email: shlcgr@spectrumhealth.org

Free online event.

This project – a series of three online panel discussions – is framed by the notion that people are not unaware of the laws, policies and practices related to slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and post-Reconstruction events. Some people believe this “was a long time ago.” Others say, “I didn’t own slaves or come from the South, why is this my problem?” Many people do not realize how the North as a region and its institutions of society enabled and fostered the slave trade to their own benefit. Also inadequately understood how laws, policies and practices enacted after the Civil War continue to limit the advancement of Black people to this day.

Our aim is to bring forward little-known segments of history that prompt awareness, reflection and perhaps even “aha!’ moments of insight or recognition regarding how “back then” is linked to today. Yes, much of this history happened a long time ago. But it set the stage for today’s laws, policies, and practices, and to right many related wrongs, we need to understand our history better.

Prior to the second world war, race relations simmered uncomfortably across the nation with notable, and some little-known incidents. 

Topics include

  1. Black Professionals on the Frontline the of Democratic Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  2. The Tulsa Race Riot, 100th anniversary
  3. Police practices and the rise of white supremacy; militarization of police and their infiltration by white supremacists and militia groups

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