History professor to discuss race, mass incarceration Sept. 19

Sep 05, 2019
Prof. Leroy Rowe talks about racism and mass incarceration Sept. 19.

Rockland — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., welcomes Prof. LeRoy Rowe Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the World in Your Library series, Rowe will discuss the issue of race and mass incarceration in America.

This presentation will examine the cultural, political and institutional dynamics that produced and sustain mass incarceration in the United States, including the links between mass incarceration, racism, sexism, and poverty and how these forces impact individuals, families and communities of color.

Rowe received his doctorate in history from the University of Missouri. His research and teaching interests focus on the social and political experiences of African Americans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with an emphasis on race, gender and sexuality. His current book project seeks to document and explain the relationship between black families and state institutions through the lens of the familial and institutional experiences of African American delinquent girls who were committed at the State Industrial Home for Negro Girls at Tipton, Mo.

For more information, call 594-0310.

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