Speaking the Truth, Understanding Our History

Wed., February 09, 2022 | 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Virtual Event
1307 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Much of the history of civil rights has been simplified or lost, often for political purposes. In a recent article in the New Yorker, Jelani Cobb writes that “historical continuities” that “stand to be lost in the mainstream American understanding,” and the danger of forgetting or distorting the past. Join Cobb, a New Yorker columnist and Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, for a discussion of movement of the past – and how it informs the struggles for voting rights and other racial justice issues today.