Heather Ann Thompson

  • Heather Ann Thompson

    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 with Heather Ann Thompson

    Air Dates: May 19-21, 2018 What’s the difference between a riot and an uprising? Your answer might have something to do with your perspective on the violence. Heather Ann Thompson looks at events at Attica State Prison in 1971 and draws a direct connection to the challenges America faces in its criminal justice system today. Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan, and is the … Read More

  • 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