The Long History of Racism and Police Violence in Chicago (and America)

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Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th Street Northwest Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Legendary Civil Rights lawyer Flint Taylor presents his recently published book, “THE TORTURE MACHINE: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago.”

In addition to describing his work to uncover the use of torture in the Chicago Police Department, Taylor will discuss his involvement in other landmark civil rights cases, including the 1969 state-sponsored murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton and the 1979 Greensboro Massacre. Taylor connects each of these cases through what one reviewer calls “a dissection of foundational racism in the [American] criminal justice system.”

Taylor will be introduced by Virginia Humanities Fellow Aran Shetterly.

Books will be for sale by New Dominion Books and there will be a book signing following the presentation.

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The event is co-sponsored by The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center; Power, Violence, & Inequality Collective; Virginia Humanities; New Dominion Books.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is suggested. Parking at the Jefferson School City Center is limited and not guaranteed.

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