Part of the The History of Anti-Black Racism in America Lecture Series
Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale and Professor of law at the law school. Before joining the Yale faculty, Hinton was a professor in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. A Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation Fellow, Hinton earned her Ph.D. in United States history from Columbia University in 2013. Professor Hinton will discuss the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that transformed domestic social policies and laid the groundwork for the expansion of the U.S. prison system.
This virtual lecture is open to the Amherst community and the general public. Registration is required.