In Conversation: On Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White & How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Historian Patricia Sullivan’s Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White is a major reconsideration of his life and legacy. Sullivan reveals how, as demands for racial justice escalated and a political problem became a moral one, Kennedy grasped the moment to emerge as a transformational leader. Deeply researched, Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith’s How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America examines the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history. In the process, Smith shows how some of our country’s most essential stories are often hidden in plain view. Moderated by Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.