at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Free to the public. No reservations required.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and The African American Museum in Philadelphia Present:
Heather Ann Thompson:
BLOOD IN THE WATER: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy
Blood in the Water, Heather Ann Thompson’s new title from Pantheon Press, is a gripping account of one of this nation’s most famous civil rights protests–one that ended in tragedy with law enforcement killing dozens of unarmed men and severely wounding more than a hundred others....
“Blood in the Water is extraordinary— a true gift to the written history of civil rights and racial justice struggles in America.”
—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is an award-winning historian at the University of Michigan. She has written on the history of mass incarceration, as well as its current impact, for The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, New Labor Forum, and The Huffington Post.
Conversation led by Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections.
NOTE: This event takes place at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street. No reservations required.