As the #MeToo movement grows, who is being left behind? Join us in the parlor with two esteemed Detroit scholars on racial violence in America.
Danielle L. McGuire is an award-winning author and historian of racial and sexual violence. Her first book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance–a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the Lillian Smith Award. She is editor with John Dittmer of Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. She is currently at work on a book about the 1967 murder of three young black men in the Algiers Motel murders in Detroit which will be published by Knopf.
Kidada E. Williams is an associate professor of African American and American history at Wayne State University and researches black people's lived experiences of racist violence. She is the author of They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I and a forthcoming book about families attacked by the Ku Klux Klan. Next year, she plans to begin writing a book about Detroit’s rape test kit backlog.
Read Danielle & Kidada's recent piece for The Bridge here.
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