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05.02.2017 | James Forman, Jr. signs and discusses “Locking Up Our Own” | Free

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books presents author and Yale law professor James Forman, Jr., who will sign and discuss his new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Locking Up Our O”wn from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics—and their impact on people of color—are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own, the Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman, Jr. weighs the tragic role that some African Americans themselves played in escalating the war on crime.

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