The 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot

  • November 8, 2017 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Umrath Hall Lounge

When the university established this lecture in 1989, its goal was to commemorate not only the Holocaust but also to address its broader implications for other instances of systematic persecution, mass murder and genocide.

The historian Crystal Feimster, who specializes in the study of racial and sexual violence in America, will address one of the most gruesome and shameful episodes in American history, the 1917 East St. Louis (IL) race riot.