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).
September 21, 2006
Hall, Auditorium A
University of Michigan
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.