A Citizen’s Guide to The 1619 Project & Critical Race Theory

  • Wed, September 07, 2022
  • Wed, September 28, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Wed, September 07, 2022, 9:30 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • Wed, September 28, 2022, 9:30 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • Online


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September 7 - A Guide to The 1619 Project: The New York Times’ Magazine that tried to focus readers’ attention upon the centrality of race slavery in American history. In this talk, Dr. Bell will push past the headlines and the posturing and test three of The 1619 Project’s central claims against the evidence in the historical record.

September 28 - CRT: Suddenly, everyone is talking about Critical Race Theory, a set of premises developed by legal scholars decades ago to interpret America’s institutions in the context of race and civil rights. Yet what exactly is CRT? This talk aims to locate the origins of CRT, establish its core premises, describe the recent controversy, and introduce participants to a list of practices that CRT scholars believe all of us can adopt to mitigate the worst legacies of slavery in our supposedly post-slavery world.

Richard Bell, Ph.D. is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He has won more than dozen teaching awards, including the Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland Historical Society and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of the award winning book, Stolen.

Cancellations are non-refundable within 48 hours of this event.

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