Programs by Genre - Political Science

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room C
Past as Prelude: Racial Conflict and Violence

Patricia Michelle Boyett, Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi’s Central Piney Woods
John DeSantis, The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike

12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 3
Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It

Jason Altmire with Robert Mann, moderator

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 3
Long Shot: A Soldier, A Senator, A Serious Sin: An Epic Louisiana Election

Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges
with Clancy DuBos, moderator


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