Join us for this virtual, multi-library event with author Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Rothstein is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which discusses the laws and policies that lead to racially divided cities, as well as the consequences that continue to this day. In this virtual discussion, acclaimed author Richard Rothstein demonstrates that residential segregation was created by racially explicit and unconstitutional government policy in the mid-twentieth century that openly subsidized whites-only suburbanization in which African Americans were prohibited from participating. His lecture will educate attendees on the history of this policy so they can be prepared to undertake the national conversation necessary to remedy the unconstitutional racial landscape.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library, the Shrewsbury Rotary Club, A Better Shrewsbury, The Needham Diversity Initiative, the Needham Rotary Club, the Grafton Public Library, the Hopkinton Public Library, the Westborough Public Library, and the Southborough Public Library.