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African Americans & the Legal Process

This course explores the special relationship between persons of African descent in the United States and the unique role law has played in establishing their status. The class traces the evolution of race/racism/racial formations pertaining to the African American experience as a function of America’s legal system. The class covers the key moments and scholarly debates regarding African American history and investigates the legal cultivation of race using seminal legal documents.


Robert Smith

Dr. Robert S. Smith is the Harry G. John Professor of History and Director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach at Marquette University. His research and teaching interests include African American history, civil rights history, and exploring ... read more

Date: Thu, May 19, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Robert Smith

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:400

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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