Heather Ann Thompson

  • Lecture- The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today

    John E. McGinty Lecture in History In 1971 nearly 1300 men took over one of the nation’s most infamous prisons, the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. That historic uprising for to secure basic human rights was met with deadly force and for the next 45 years the story of how such trauma could have taken place was hidden from the public. Heather Ann Thompson shares the story of … Read More