50 Years After Kerner: Problems, Policies, and Pathways Forward
Monday, March 11, 2019
DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Bradley Hardy of American University will discuss the Kerner Commission Report, formally the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. President Johnson created the commission in 1967 after 4 summers of racial unrest and violence. The basic conclusion was, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.” Hardy will trace the evolution of black neighborhoods from the 1960s to today and will discuss the policy debates that took place during this time.