Author of the first definitive history of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, author of the acclaimed book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today
NEW YORK, NY – September 23, 2016 -—The School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College presents the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today featuring author Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, award-winning historian and Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Dr. Thompson’s lecture will examine the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state’s violent response, and the victims’ decades-long quest for justice. In her book, Blood in the Water, Dr. Thompson sheds new light on one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century, exploring every aspect of the uprising and its legacy from the perspectives of all of those involved in this 45–year fight for justice.
WHAT: Author lecture: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
5:00 p.m. reception / 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. lecture
WHERE: Baruch College—Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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