Dan Berger gives talks on Captive Nation and "Prisons, Slavery, and Abolition"

IAS faculty member Dan Berger gave two lectures in Florida. At the University of Tampa's Honors Program Symposia, Berger spoke about his book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era to highlight the origins of mass incarceration in response to prisoner activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Berger also delivered a talk entitled “Prisons, Slavery, and Abolition” at the Civic Media Center in Gainesville. The talk highlighted how captivity more than labor animates the connection between chattel slavery and mass incarceration.