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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy – Book Discussion and Webcast
September 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm EDT
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Oprah Winfrey Theater
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 
Enter through Constitution Ave doors 
Series: Historically Speaking 
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian Metro stations  

The publication of University of Michigan Department of History professor Heather Thompson’s book coincides with the forty-fifth anniversary of the country’s largest prison rebellion at Attica, New York. Blood in the Water will shed new light on the riot, New York State’s violent response, and the decades-long implications of Attica for those involved. The book also includes interviews with former Attica prisoners, hostages, families of victims, lawyers, judges, law enforcement, and state officials; it is expected to reveal significant amounts of material never before released to the public. The program will be moderated discussion.

Though tickets are now watlist only, it will be webcast and can be viewed by visiting Ustream.tv.


September 29, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


National Museum of African American History and Culture