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Racism, Policing and the Justice System: Focus on Missouri

Event Date:

July 21, 2020 | 7:30 PM CDT
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Gateway Journalism Review: 1857 Project
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The 1857 Project tells the story of race in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois. The 1857 Dred Scott...

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Court records show that Missouri's federally funded drug task forces have often failed to set up required oversight commissions, failed to hold oversight meetings in public and repeatedly failed to respond to Sunshine Act requests for public information. Image by David Kovaluk. 
Court records show that Missouri's federally funded drug task forces have often failed to set up required oversight commissions, failed to hold oversight meetings in public and repeatedly failed to respond to Sunshine Act requests for public information. Image by David Kovaluk.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 6:30 pm central, join Pulitzer Center-supported journalist William Freivogel as he moderates "The Local History of Policing," an online webinar organized by the Missouri Historical Society (MHS). The webinar will examine the relationship between racism and criminal justice, opening with a brief history of the police system in St. Louis, including connections to the Civil War, followed by a panel of law enforcement and legal experts. 

Looking through both personal and academic lenses, the panel will explore how racism has impacted policing and criminal justice up to the present. In addition to Freivogel, the panel includes Missouri State Rep. Alan K. Green, a Democrat who represents parts of Saint Louis County; Roger Goldman, professor emeritus at Saint Louis University Law; and Sgt. Donnell Walters of the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD). Freivogel also is a professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a graduate of Washington University Law School and on the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium Advisory Council.

This webinar is part of MHS's "How Did We Get Here?," an ongoing series by the organization's African American History Initiative (AAHI) covering race, anti-blackness, and identity. Established in 2015, AAHI uses history to promote greater cultural understanding and collaborative efforts to strengthen community ties.

Join the free webinar!

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