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Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, speaks about his work tracing the association of Blackness with criminality during Teaching for Change’s “What Kids Aren’t Learning: History Under Attack and Why It Matters” March 12, 2012. Dr. Muhammad’s book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern America is available at Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets Bookstore

Rodney King’s The Riot Within is a powerful, revealing memoir in which an unlikely icon tells for the first time the full story of his life, taking the reader through a moment-by-moment account of the experience of the infamous beating and harrowing stories of the widespread violence sparked by the officers’ acquittal—violence that nearly destroyed the city of Los Angeles. King will be at the Schomburg Center on Tuesday discussing his book with Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

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Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004.