Jason Sokol: All Eyes Are Upon Us

WED, JAN 7, 2015 (56:26)

The Northeastern United States is home to abolitionism and was a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow South. The region has enjoyed a long and celebrated history of racial equality and political liberalism and, after World War II, appeared poised to continue this legacy, electing black politicians and rallying behind black athletes and cultural leaders. However, as historian Jason Sokol reveals in All Eyes Are Upon Us, these achievements obscured the harsh reality of a region riven by segregation and deep-seated racism.

+ BIO: Prof. Jason Sokol

Jason Sokol was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, attended Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in American history. He has taught at Harvard, Berkeley, Cornell, and Penn. He is now an Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.

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