Publication Date

January 16, 2015

This Monday, January 19, at 8:00 p.m., C-SPAN’s American History TV will broadcast the panel “Understanding Ferguson: Race, Power, Protest, and the Past,” which convened on January 5, 2015, in New York at the AHA 2015 annual meeting. The speakers included Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown Univ.), William Jelani Cobb (Univ. of Connecticut), Colin H. Gordon (Univ. of Iowa), Khalil Muhammad (Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library), and Heather Ann Thompson (Temple Univ.).

The AHA organized this session in an effort to better understand the historical roots of the Ferguson controversy, as well as examine the important role historians play in bringing context to current events. To read more about the panel and the value of historical context in Ferguson, see Jennifer Howard’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and continue following AHA Today for coverage of this and other annual meeting events.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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