Dr. Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University (@elizabhinton), gave this presentation on July 17, 2018, as part of a plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Annual Conference in Boston.
In the session, entitled “Advancing Racial Equity in America: Understanding Our Past to Move Forward in Our Future,” Dr. Hinton examined the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States, with a focus on the transformation of domestic social programs, urban policing, and the rise of prisons after the civil rights movement.
Her presentation is based in part on her award-winning book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.
She shared the stage for this session with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi from American University and Richard Rothstein from the Economic Policy Institute.
This presentation was previously published on the United Philanthropy Forum's website in August 2018.