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Tracing the Rising Tide of White Supremacy back to the Emmett Till Case

Please join us Monday, October 22nd, 2018 in HG 3301 for a talk given by Visiting Scholar Martín Fernández Fernández, University of Santiago de Compostela.

The seminar focuses on the ways that the Emmett Till Case helps to illuminate contemporary expressions of white supremacist violence including mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. While the Jim Crow era is often obscured by a historiography around nonviolence, the murder of Emmett Till reveals the kind of political order that the right wing hoped to underwrite in that time and in the present.
Monday October 22nd, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Humanities Gateway Building, Room 3301

UC Irvine Campus

Speaker: Martín Fernández Fernández
Visiting Scholar in the Department of African American Studies, UC Irvine
PhD Candidate, Department of English and German Philology,
University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain)