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Simon Balto: A History of Racist Policing in the United States

Prof. Simon Balto explains the historical evolution of racially repressive policing and how black activists have challenged police violence.

Event Details

Thursday, November 5, 2020
4-5:30 p.m.
SIMON BALTO is an assistant professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) and has written for numerous scholarly and popular outlets, including Time, The Washington Post, The Progressive, The Journal of African American History, the Journal of Urban History, and Labor, among others.