The enslavement of Black people was supported by a legal system that included everything from laws preventing legal marriage to those restricting movement and access to education. When slavery was abolished, this system did not go away. Instead, it evolved to include Jim Crow laws and 20th-century policies including redlining and urban renewal. In this episode, we speak to two historians (Heather Williams and Brent Cebul) and an anthropologist (Deborah Thomas) about the violence embedded in our shared history and legacies that persist.
Read the entire story and listen the interviews at https://web.sas.upenn.edu/in-these-times/embedded-in-history/