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Experts On Race Discuss Lessons From Charleston Shooting At UIS

Brandeis University
#Charlestonsyllabus was created by Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University

Back in June of this year - a young white man walked into an historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a fixture in the local civil rights movement there. The man proceeded to take part in a bible study, and then shoot 9 people dead.  The event has added to the national dialogueconcerning race and violence in this country. 

That will be the topic of a UIS Speaker Series event Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 6 p-m.  We spoke with AshleyHoward, she's a professor and leads the African American Studies department at Loyola University of New Orleans. She's part of a panel discussing "The Charleston Massacre and the History of Racial Violence in America" at UIS:

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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