Dec 03

Problems with History of Racial Policing in NYC


“With the mounting problem of the miscarriage of justice, police brutality, killer cops and white terrorism, Shannon King and LaShawn Harris provide a history of the dilemmas we face today.” – Komozi Woodard


  • Mary Frances Berry

    University of Pennsylvania

    Mary Frances Berry is Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rightsand the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America and Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches from the State House to the White House.

  • LaShawn Harris

    Michigan State University

    Professor LaShawn Harris is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and author of the forthcoming Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (University of Illinois Press 2016).

  • Shannon King

    The College of Wooster

    Shannon King is Associate Professor of History at The College of Wooster and the author of Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era.



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