Race and Racial Justice

University Place lectures on the topic of race and racial justice.

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Lincoln's Pragmatism: Abolition and States' Rights

Edward Gimbel discusses Lincoln’s dilemma between preserving the Union and freeing slaves.

Lincoln's Pragmatism: Abolition and States' Rights

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On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Alice Goffman documents police violence and over-incarceration in Philadelphia.

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

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Policing Blackness after the Second World War

Simon Balto focuses on race, migration to urban spaces and police responses since WWII.

Policing Blackness after the Second World War

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Race, Gender and Carceral Feminism

Beth E. Richie and Fabu focus on the experiences of African American women.

Race, Gender and Carceral Feminism

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Lessons of the Fox Wars

Eugene R.H. Tesdahl explores the history of the French in the territory of Wisconsin.

Lessons of the Fox Wars

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Wisconsin's Underground Railroad

Jesse Gant explores the myths and legends surrounding rescues by the Underground Railroad.

Wisconsin's Underground Railroad

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Walking in Two Worlds

Alvin “Chip” Beal shares personal examples of how he has been affected by “isms” in societ

Walking in Two Worlds

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Children Are Not Colorblind

Erin N. Winkler discusses how children form ideas about race.

Children Are Not Colorblind

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Panel on Race, Children and Privilege

Panel discussion focusing on young children, race and the inequality of privilege.

Panel on Race, Children and Privilege

Video thumbnail: University Place How Wisconsin Indian Tribes Got Their Casinos

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How Wisconsin Indian Tribes Got Their Casinos

Jim Oberly explores the history leading to Wisconsin tribes opening casinos.

How Wisconsin Indian Tribes Got Their Casinos

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Why Is There Black Radicalism?

Cedric Robinson shares the history of the Black Radicalism Tradition.

Why Is There Black Radicalism?

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Ferguson Is America: Roots of Rebellion

Jamala Rogers shares the history of segregation leading to the uprising in Ferguson, MO.

Ferguson Is America: Roots of Rebellion

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The Second Seminole War (1835 - 1842)

John Hall discusses the conflicts between the Seminole Indians and the United States.

The Second Seminole War (1835 - 1842)

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Race and Citizenship in Antebellum America

Martha Jones shares the story of 19th century African American activist George Hackett.

Race and Citizenship in Antebellum America

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The Walleye War and Its Aftermath

Larry Nesper discusses the conflicts that broke out over Ojibwe spearfishing in the 1980s.

The Walleye War and Its Aftermath

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The Immigrant Experience: An Evening of Dreaming

Reyna Grande shares her experiences as a Mexican immigrant coming to the United States.

The Immigrant Experience: An Evening of Dreaming

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Milwaukee's First Mexican Community

Sergio González shares the history of the Mexican community in Milwaukee in the 1920s.

Milwaukee's First Mexican Community

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Black Ghettos in New York and Chicago, 1880-1940

Miao David Chunyu discusses segregation in New York City and Chicago.

Black Ghettos in New York and Chicago, 1880-1940

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Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Mark Speltz shares photos of unrest in northern cities during the 1960s Civil Rights era.

Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

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African American History in the Badger State

Michael Edmonds traces the history of African Americans in Wisconsin to the 1720s.

African American History in the Badger State

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Jews and the Science of "Race" in America

Eric Goldstein discusses the classification of Jews as the “Hebrew race.”

Jews and the Science of "Race" in America

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Mexican Migrant Workers in Mid-Century Wisconsin

Sergio González discusses the Mexicans and Mexican Americans recruited to work in Wisconsi

Mexican Migrant Workers in Mid-Century Wisconsin

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The Possibility of Us and the Land on Which We Stand

Carolyn Finney discusses access to and ownership of public land in the United States.

The Possibility of Us and the Land on Which We Stand

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Black Suffrage in Early Wisconsin

Christy Clark-Pujara focuses on the disenfranchisement of black males in early Wisconsin.

Black Suffrage in Early Wisconsin

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How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family

Madeline Uraneck shares the story of a Tibetan refugee family’s journey and traditions.

How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family

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America's Forgotten Black Pioneers

Anna-Lisa Cox discusses African American pioneer settlements in the Northwest Territory.

America's Forgotten Black Pioneers

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Africans in the Americas

James Sweet discusses what the life of African slaves was like in the Western Hemisphere.

Africans in the Americas

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Centro Hispano and Latino Flavors

Sujhey Beisser discusses facts and myths associated with Hispanic and Latino immigrants.

Centro Hispano and Latino Flavors

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There There: A Reading by Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange reads from his Pulitzer Prize nominated novel.

There There: A Reading by Tommy Orange

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Race & Public Discourse in Progressive Cities

Sue Robinson focuses on racial inequity in progressive communities.

Race & Public Discourse in Progressive Cities

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The Story of Act 31

J P Leary discusses Act 31, a law requiring students to learn about Native Americans.

The Story of Act 31

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The Story of Alice's Garden

Venice Williams explains how Alice’s Garden impacts the quality of life in the community.

The Story of Alice's Garden

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Indigenous Critique of Whiteness in Children’s Books

Debbie Reese discusses the Native American stereotypes portrayed in children’s books.

Indigenous Critique of Whiteness in Children’s Books

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Beloit's African-American History

Linda Fair explores the contributions of African-Americans in Beloit.

Beloit's African-American History

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Madison 1969

Stuart Levitan revisits the protests and riots in that took place in Madison in 1969.

Madison 1969

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How Can Theater Be More Inclusive?

A panel discussion focusing on the lack of diverse casts and directors in theater.

How Can Theater Be More Inclusive?

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The Next Chapter for Youth Justice in Wisconsin

Tracy Benson, Sharlen Moore, Erica Nelson and Briana Reilly discuss youth incarceration.

The Next Chapter for Youth Justice in Wisconsin

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Artist Talk: Nathan Alan Davis

Playwright Nathan Alan Davis shares the history of the slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

Artist Talk: Nathan Alan Davis

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Teaching the 12,000-Year Human Story of Campus

Aaron Bird Bear shares the story of the Ho Chunk Nation land where UW-Madison now stands.

Teaching the 12,000-Year Human Story of Campus

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Rebel Poet

Louis V. Clark III shares his thoughts on his life and family through his poetry.

Rebel Poet

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Ada Deer: Making a Difference

Ada Deer, Theda Perdue, and Larry Nesper discuss Ada Deer’s story and her accomplishments.

Ada Deer: Making a Difference