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August 26, 2020

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August 26, 2020

How did we get here?  That’s the question that American studies and political science professor Duchess Harris has been fielding from media outlets ever since George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis on May 25. An expert on civil rights law, Black feminism, and African...

August 13, 2020

 "The idea of a Black woman on the Democratic Party’s White House ticket should be understood as not only logical but necessary, said Duchess Harris, a professor of American Studies and political science at Macalester College in Minnesota, who is no relation to the sen...

August 13, 2020

 "Duchess Harris, an American studies professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, echoes Yancy's thoughts on vulnerability -- especially White people's vulnerability and "their relationship to illness and not being able to live life on their own terms."It's...

August 13, 2020

In this series presented by the Institute for Global Citizenship, Harris explores racial politics and shares her personal experiences in academia as a student, a professor, and her work as an author.

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August 13, 2020

Heather Brown from CBS Minnesota brought that question to several people including Duchess Harris, who encouraged white people to not shy away from getting uncomfortable.

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July 23, 2020

"Legendary civil rights leader and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

Reset takes a closer look at Lewis’ life and legacy, and how it resonates with today’s protest moment.

GUEST: Duchess Harris, professo...

July 20, 2020

In this interview with Ayesha Hazarika for Times Radio UK, Harris discusses the importance of John Lewis' legacy, including the importance of his role in the March on Washington, and how his leadership influenced the next generation of activists. 

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July 20, 2020

How can our library collections shine light on making invisible history visible? Watch this online group discussion about the importance of curating books that reflect and offer insight into race relations in American history.

July 20, 2020

With current protests and calls to defund or abolish the police, it is critical to understand the deeper structural issues that cause racism to perpetuate in policing. Professor Duchess Harris, American Studies, talks about the historical institutions and laws that und...

July 4, 2020

"The killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia gave momentum to anti-lynching legislation that is currently stalled in the U.S. Congress. Reset takes a comparative look at the past and present of America’s anti-lynching movement.

GUEST: Duchess Harris, professor of...

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