Violence, Protest and Social Change from the 60’s Through Today

Ashley Howard / University of Iowa

Until recently, the idea of another long, hot summer seemed an impossibility. Join historian and African American Studies professor, Ashley Howard, as she discusses her scholarship on the urban rebellions. Beginning with an overview of the 1960s uprisings, Howard will discuss the influence of race, class, religion, gender and politics on violent protest. She will conclude by bringing this analysis to the present by considering the significant differences between the 1960s uprisings, the 2020 George Floyd protests, and the January 6, 2021 Capitol Siege.