lecture:Dr. Heather Ann Thompson - "History, Design, and Justice"

03/01/18, 5:00PM

  • Friday, March 01, 2018

    GFS 118 (Grace Ford Salvatore)

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Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan and the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize-winning author of “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.” The book sheds new light on the riot, New York's violent response, and the decades-long implications of Attica for those involved as well as America's criminal justice system. “Blood in the Water” won the Ridenhour Prize, the J. Willard Hurst Prize, the Public Information Award from the New York Bar Association, the Law and Literature Prize from the New York County Bar Association, the Media for a Just Society Award from the National Council for Crime and Delinquency, and a rarely-given Honorable Mention for the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. Thompson is also a public intellectual who writes extensively on the history of policing, mass incarceration and the current criminal justice system for outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Time and The Washington Post, as well as for the top publications in her field.