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White supremacy movements, Anti-racism, Social justice, Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.


Oregon Historical Society Panel Discussion with Dr. Karen Gibson, Dr. Darrell Millner, Dr. Carmen Thompson, and Justice Adrienne Nelson, Moderator. Reflection on Hatfield Lecture by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. October 29, 2020.

This panel reflects upon the Oregon Historical Society event two days prior, the second virtual Hatfield Lecture Series talk held October 27 that featured the one and only Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of Finding Your Roots and author of a number of books including his latest work, Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.



This roundtable conversation was hosted virtually on Thursday, October 29, 2020, as a follow-up to a lecture two days prior. The transcript has been edited for clarity.

About the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

For twenty-two years, the Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series has earned a reputation for hosting America’s most prominent historians, biographers, and public officials. The series began at the suggestion of Senator Hatfield, and continues as a tribute to his legacy of public service and as an opportunity to share stories of the people and events that have shaped American history. Past speakers include notable historians David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, late broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts, and authors Isabel Wilkerson and Jon Meacham.

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