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18.06.2020 | 19.00 Uhr

COVID-19, Racial Inequities and the Fragile State of American Democracy

Khalil Muhammad in conversation with Mirjam Zadoff via YouTube Live Stream

The event takes place online and will be streamed live on and on YouTube.

The Covid-19 Crisis has exposed one of the biggest problems in American society: the inequality of wealth, and, hence, the inequality of health, is based on a system of structural racism. The protests following the recent killing of George Floyd answer to this rupture, which divides the country between those, who demand change and those, who defend their race-based privileges. The recents conflicts pose an imminent threat to American democracy. With the elections around the corner, where is the U.S. heading?

The talk is the prelude to the digital „Assembly“, which takes place within the scope of the exhibition titled „Tell me about yesterday tomorrow“. The centerpiece of the digital „Assembly“ program in June 2020 will be a podcast series titled „History is not the Past“, which offers thoughts and discussions about present-day issues and future scenarios at the intersection of history, society, and culture.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He is the award-winning author of „The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America“ (Harvard), and a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, „The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences“.

Khalil is a frequent reviewer and commentator in national print and broadcast media outlets, such as the New York Times, The Nation, National Public Radio and MSNBC. He has appeared in a number of feature-length documentaries, including „Slavery by Another Name“ (2012) and the Oscar-nominated „13th“ (2016). He holds two honorary doctorates and is on the boards of several prestigious institutions.

Introductory remarks

Heike Paul, Bavarian American Academy and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Welcome remarks and moderation

Mirjam Zadoff, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism


After this lecture you are invited to ask Khalil Muhammad your questions. If you already have a question, you can send it in advance via e-mail to – the e-mail must have the subject line „Question for Khalil Muhammad“.

Organizer Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism in cooperation with the Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Bavarian American Academy

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