This Thursday (10/24): “Convict Leasing in Texas” Moderated by Dr. Shirley Thompson

This Thursday, October 24th, please join the UT Austin Department of American Studies, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Department of History, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement for “Convict Leasing in Texas: Activism and Commemoration.”

This roundtable discussion, moderated by Associate Professor and Associate Chair of American Studies, Dr. Shirley Thompson, features Mr. Reginald Moore, Mr. Samuel Collins III, and Dr. Baxter Montgomery of the Convict Leasing and Labor Project. 

The event will take place from 4 pm – 6 pm at the Harry Ransom Center with a reception to follow.


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