One School|One Book: The New Jim Crow

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Throughout the fall semester of 2020, the students, staff, and faculty of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law undertook a One School| One Book program, sponsored by the Jerome Hall Law Library and the Leonard Fromm Office of Student Affairs. Each week, the school read approximately 25 pages from Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The Maurer community was then sent a summary of the week's reading, quotes from the section read, and discussion questions.

On October 28, 2020, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Professor Lahny Silva, spoke to the Maurer Law School community (via Zoom) about Alexander's book and about the issues facing individuals released from prison during the pandemic. Her talk, "Re-entry in the Pandemic," can be viewed on the video link above.


A companion research guide containing details of the program, as well as the weekly reading "assignments," can be found HERE.

An e-book version of the 10th anniversary edition of The New Jim Crow is available to patrons on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, HERE.

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