Deborah Jacobs

Marion Thompson Wright Lecture: Long Time Here: Prisons and Policing in African-American History

With increased national attention on issues of policing and incarceration, the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture will host a discussion of the historical developments that have brought us to recent events in Ferguson, Baltimore and many other American towns. Ruth Wilson Gilmore (CUNY Graduate Center) will give the keynote lecture. Other speakers will be Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture) and Heather Ann Thompson (University of Michigan). An afternoon panel composed of Junius Williams, Larry Hamm, Deborah Jacobs and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will explore the history of police reform in Newark.
For additional information about the program, visit the institute’s website, or contact the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at 973-353-3891.