In the first session of this class, Khalil Gibran Muhammad will discuss the history of policing in the United States as it relates to the experience of Black Americans. During the second, teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas related to the topic.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history. He is a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies. His work has been featured in the New York Times’ landmark 1619 Project, and Ava DuVernay’s 13th.