The C.O.W.S. DAYS OF HORROR AT DOZIER: Antoinette Harrell

Tuesday, August 9th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific


The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Antoinette Harrell. A Genealogist, Historian, Peonage Researcher and author, Ms. Harrell has invested years researching how hundreds of thousands of black people remained formally enslaved for decades following the Civil War. She’s analyzed thousands of peonage records to demonstrate how Whites maintained domination over allegedly emancipated black people. We’ll discuss her 2013 book, Dark Days of Horror at Dozier: Rapes, Murders, Beatings & Slavery. Harrell chronicles decades of barbaric, sadistic brutalization of black children in a Florida reform school. The Dozier school received a heap of attention in recent years. There’s a new documentary and continued excavations have unearthed human remains and further evidence of the inhumanity reserved exclusively for black children. We’ll ask Ms. Harrell how she became involved in this work and what this institution exemplifies about the ongoing System of White Power.


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