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The Intersections of Public Policy and Black History in America

When: Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Online
Description: Black Friday Webinar Series: The Intersections of Public Policy and Black History in America
Join us on Feb. 26 at noon to explore how public policy intersects with Black history in America. Professor Nichols will take us on a historical journey while highlighting how history and policy are intertwined. For example, after the Civil War, we witnessed how policies were implemented to disenfranchise citizens convicted of felonies, creating a barrier to the ballot box which largely remains in place to date. The New Deal of 1948 ushered in an era of racially restrictive covenants and redlining, housing policies that negatively impacted the ability for black people to own property, further impeding economic advancement and wealth accumulation. These among many others, will be the center of conversation, with a conclusion on how we can implement policies in the present that will create meaningful changes into the future.
Contact: Stamp Special Events 301-314-7168 stampspecialevents@umd.edu
Topical Areas: Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Open to Public, Parents, Prospective Students, Students, Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Public Policy