Dan Berger Talks on Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered two talks in California about his award-winning book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era. The first event, "Prisoners and Politics: from the San Quentin Six to Pelican Bay," took place as part of Shaping San Francisco, a participatory community history event series. Berger spoke alongside two formerly incarcerated people who are featured in his book and an attorney from the National Lawyers Guild. The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California Berkeley also hosted a panel about Berger's book, with comments delivered by ethnic studies scholar Patricia Hilden, historian Waldo Martin, and criminologist Tony Platt.