The Saint Louis University School of Law Black Law Students' Association (BLSA) in collaboration with the Saint Louis University Cross Cultural Center and African-American Studies program will host a lecture titled "Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in room 4 at the School of Law.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., a scholar of African-American history from Indiana University and the recently selected director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (effective July 2011) will give the lecture.
The program is designed to illuminate the current relationship between the penal system and criminal justice system and black Americans who are overwhelmingly housed in prisons across America.
Muhammad will offer insight into how this reality has been systematically produced. He will be speaking about his book that has the same title of the lecture. His book was printed by Harvard University Press (2010). Click here to read more.