Who Owns the Founding? Race, Gender and Immigration in Hamilton

One aim of Hamilton is to tell the story of the Founding in a way that allows today's highly diverse, multi-racial and multi-ethnic American society to see themselves in the narrative.

Keynote Lecture: Hamilton, Hope and Change

Jeremy McCarter has known Lin-Manuel Miranda since Miranda’s groundbreaking, white-hot musical Hamilton was in its earliest stages.

100 Years Later: The Lynching of (Grandpa) Anthony Crawford--Has Racial Difference Ended or Simply Evolved?

Anthony Crawford was lynched in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1916 because of an altercation over the price of cottonseed. After his death, his family was banished from town and their property illegally confiscated.

Narrating Justice

Part of what makes Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy remarkable is the quality of its writing. Rather than simply documenting evidence, Stevenson rather weaves the details of his story into a compelling, disturbing, and often beautiful narrative.

What Do We Know About Race and Crime Control?

This panel will address the life cycle of crime and punishment, from race and policing to race and imprisonment and race and the death penalty.

Moderator: Professor Sandra Smith (Sociology, UC, Berkeley)


Professor Jack Glaser (Public Policy, UC Berkeley)

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Our featured author, Bryan Stevenson, will deliver this year's keynote lecture. The event is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.