The Fire This Time
How truly isolated was the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in 2020? The killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department no more than two months before?
The University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts & Sciences conducted a free, public, virtual lecture November 10, 2021. The lecture explored Black rebellions incited by a history of police violence from the 1960s to Breonna Taylor.
The Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, “The Fire This Time: Police Violence and Urban Uprisings from the the 1960s to Breonna Taylor,” featured historian and Yale University professor Dr. Elizabeth Hinton. Hinton is widely known for her previous publication, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (Harvard University Press, 2016). She studies the persistence of poverty, racial inequality, incarcerations, and urban uprisings. Her current book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s (Norton), was published in 2022.