The History of Policing and African Americans in New York State

Event Type: History & Genealogy
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/20/2020
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Professors Douglas Egerton and Clarence Taylor will discuss the long history of Blacks in NY focusing on policing. Egerton, a professor at Le Moyne College, will present based on his research, which primarily focuses on the 18th and 19th Centuries, including what NYS's Emancipation Act of 1799 actually provided for and the slave revolts in Manhattan in 1712 and 1741.

Professor Taylor, retired from Baruch College in NYC, will talk about the abuse of police power that African Americans have endured for decades and the various ways they have attempted to end the mistreatment of people of color at the hands of the police.

The professors will facilitate a discussion on the current situation facing our nation due to the recent killing of several black citizens.

Douglas Egerton is the author of several books, including: "The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era," and "Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America."

Clarence Taylor's published works include:" Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City" and "Black Religious Intellectuals".

This program will take place over Zoom. Please register below.

Location: ZOOM I