The Making of Mass Incarceration in America with Elizabeth Hinton

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History Forum
The Making of Mass Incarceration in America with Elizabeth Hinton

Date
Sat., Mar 26, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact
651-259-3015
boxoffice@mnhs.org
Cost
$16/Members save 20%

In 2021 the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world and it disproportionately targets African Americans and Native Americans. 

Contemporary discourse lays the responsibility for our rate of incarceration in Ronald Reagan’s War on Crime, but the roots go back to Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, which empowered the federal government to militarize local police forces and incentivized social services alliances with police, courts, and prisons. 

By the 1980s, Republicans and Democrats alike had turned to crime control and imprisonment as the cures for poverty and inequality. 

How did the “land of the free” become the home of the world’s largest prison system? 

Elizabeth Hinton is an associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a law professor at Yale School of Law.

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2 PM IN-PERSON TICKETS

Please note: This program is also offered at 10 a.m.

Masks and social distancing will be required in the auditorium during the program.

This program is made possible by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund. 


2022-03-26 14:00:00 2022-03-26 14:00:00 America/Chicago The Making of Mass Incarceration in America with Elizabeth Hinton Minnesota History Center

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