Reparations: The Future of the Debate

Alfred Brophy, UNC Law

Tue, 03/10/2009
12-1:20 PM
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

"Reparations: The Future of the Debate" is a Spring semester lunch series that is co-sponsored by LAPA. The sessions will be conversations, rather than public lectures. For each session, a brief reading will be made available in advance, and a Princeton faculty member will serve as the facilitator by posing a few opening questions.  

"The Future of the Reparations Movement?"

Alfred Brophy is Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law at UNC School of Law. The author of Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921, Race, Reparations, Reconciliation and Reparations Pro and Con, he is also the co-author or coeditor of two forthcoming books: Integrating Spaces: Cases and Materials on Property and Race and Transformations in American Legal History. Professor Brophy has published widely on race and property law in colonial, antebellum and early 20th-Century America.

Joshua Guild is Assistant Professor of History and the Center for African American Studies. He specializes in 20th Century African-American history and has focused on urban communities and the making of modern African- American diaspora. His current book project compares black communities in central Brooklyn and the Notting Hill area of London against the backdrop of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, issues of police brutality and racism, and the role of Caribbean carnival in both cities.

Professor Brophy's paper is available at: