Knowing the Story: The Importance of History in Healing the Historical Harm of Racism

July 12, 201910:00 am10:50 am
Three historians will discuss the importance of history in healing modern-day racism. The presentation will take the form of a round table with each presenter sharing highlights of her work and lessons she’s learned about how confronting history can engender healing. We will demonstrate how racism and inequality in all key social indicators is a direct by-product of America‚Äôs past as a nation whose economic, moral, and social foundation is built upon the disenfranchisement of people of color through genocide and slavery. We will discuss our work as genealogists and public historians, including examples from our personal family histories and community histories of places of enslavement.
12:00 am Andi Cumbo-Floyd