https://www.masshist.org/events/teaching-white-supremacy-americas-democratic-ordeal-and-forging-our-national-identity Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boyleston St
Boston, MA 02215
History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual
This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or EBT cardholders. The reception with the speakers begins at 5:00 PM. The general reception starts at 5:30 PM. The program begins at 6:00 PM.
In Teaching White Supremacy, Donald Yacovone shows us the clear evidence of white supremacy’s deep-seated roots in our nation’s education system using an in-depth examination of a wide assortment of texts, from primary readers to college textbooks and other higher-ed course materials. Sifting through a wealth of materials, from the colonial era to today, Yacovone reveals the systematic ways in which white supremacist ideology has infiltrated American culture and how it has been at the heart of our collective national identity. He argues that it is the North that bears the greater responsibility for creating the dominant strain of race theory, inculcated throughout the culture and in school textbooks, that restricted and repressed African Americans and other minorities. He will be joined by Harvard professor, historian, and film maker Henry Louis Gates Jr. for a probing look at this work and a discussion of how we can use this history to improve our futures.
Attend a Special Reception with the Speakers
Join us for an intimate reception with our featured speakers. Enjoy libations, hors d’oeuvres, and lively conversation before the program as well as reserved seating at the program. The reception begins at 5:00 PM. Tickets are $250 and include admission to the program. Space is limited to 35 guests.