"Attica! Attica! Attica!"

Rebellion, Reaction, and the Legacy of Truths Untold


A Public Lecture Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971



Heather Ann Thompson

Department of History

University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Dr. Thompson is the author of a forthcoming book, to be published by Pantheon Press, about the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971, a four-day rebellion that ended with thirty-nine participants shot to death by the New York State Police. Her talk will assess the legacies of the Attica showdown, from civil rights to criminal justice to the politics of law and order. She is also the author of Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City (Cornell, 2001).


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Angell Hall, Auditorium A

The University of Michigan

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Presented by the Metropolitan History Workshop and co-sponsored by the History Department, the Residential College, the Program in American Culture, and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.