March 24, 2021

Four Hundred Souls

A pathbreaking New York Times bestseller, Four Hundred Souls ranges across disciplines and genres to tell the many histories of Black Americans from 1619 through the present. Though slavery and white supremacy reverberate through the centuries, African America has always comprised a multiplicity of experiences and ideas, shaping not just Black communities but the nation at large. The volume’s coeditor, historian Keisha N. Blain, and two of its contributors, political strategist Donna Brazile and anthropologist Laurence Ralph, joined the Brennan Center’s Theodore R. Johnson to discuss how African American resistance and engagement has shaped the contours of U.S. democracy.

This event was produced in partnership with The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. 

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Keisha N. Blain

Keisha N. Blain

Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

Laurence Ralph

Laurence Ralph

Theodore R. Johnson (Moderator)

Theodore R. Johnson (Moderator)