Reflections on Juneteenth and
America’s Racial Legacy Lectures

JUNE 19, 2020

Zoom Meeting Information:

Video Playlist:

Session 1: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Time Lecture
10:00AM Introduction
Dr. Reginald DesRoches, Rice University Provost
10:00AM – 10:20AM Race, Schools, and Freedom Now
Dr. Alexander Byrd, Associate Professor of History, Associate Dean of Humanities
10:20AM – 10:40AM Reflecting on the Lessons of Juneteenth: Racial (In)Justice And the Role of Place
Dr. Jenifer Bratter, Professor of Sociology, Director, Race Scholars at Rice
10:40AM – 11:00AM Black Records: Race and Criminal Justice under Jim Crow
Dr. Nicole Waligora-Davis, Associate Professor of English

Session 2: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Time Lecture
12:00PM – 12:20PM Framing a Protest: The Determinants and Impact of Media Coverage
Dr. Michelle Torres, Assistant Professor of Political Science
12:20PM – 12:40PM Slavery Before and After Juneteenth
Dr. Caleb McDaniel, Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Humanities

Convict Leasing and Labor Project
12:40PM – 1:00PM Urgency and Patience on this Juneteenth
Dr. James Sidbury, Professor of History, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Humanities

Dr. Martin Luther King’s letters from a Birmingham jail

Supreme Court Decision Grutter v. Bollinger - Whether the use of race as a factor in student admissions by the University of Michigan Law School is unlawful

Video recordings of police brutality*mIHYeMnoj9XWUp3Svb_KZA#

Special Guest Speaker

Time Conversation
1:00PM – 2:00PM Join us for a conversation on the significance of Juneteenth with Captain Paul J. Matthews, Founder and Chairman, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Moderator: Dr. Roland B. Smith, Jr., Associate Provost, Adjunct Professor of Sociology

Session 3: 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Time Lecture
3:00PM –3:20PM The Need for Psychological Change and Anti-Racism for Effective Organizations
Dr. Danielle King, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
3:20PM – 3:40PM A Bill of Rights for Whom? Racial Bias and the Second Amendment
Dr. Matthew Hayes, Assistant Professor of Political Science
3:40PM – 4:00PM How Individuals and Organizations can Reduce Racism
Dr. Mikki Hebl, Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology, Professor of Management