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Peniel E. Joseph

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Conversation / Q&A

Moderated by Jennifer Burns, Ph.D, historian and lecturer in the University at Albany's Africana Studies Department

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180

Free and open to the public. UPDATE: Registration no longer required.

Distinguished historian of racial justice movements Peniel E. Joseph will deliver the inaugural lecture in a planned annual event in remembrance of the late Bob Doherty, former president of the Justice Center of Rensselaer County. Joseph’s new book, The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century (2022), examines the racial reckoning that unfolded in 2020 in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

He argues that Black Lives Matter marks a “Third Reconstruction” in the ongoing struggle by Black Americans that is as momentous as the movements that arose after the Civil War and during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. The Washington Post called it, “searingly relevant.”

LISTEN: Joe Donahue interview with Peniel Joseph on the WAMC Roundtable.

Presented by The Justice Center of Rensselaer County with support from the NYS Writers Institute and the Center for Law and Justice.

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