22 minutes | Sep 24th 2019

Race in America: Defining racism, tracking slavery with new maps, and the legacy of slave music

DESCRIPTION: We talk with a law professor about the definition of racism and its impact on the law. A history professor shares how can help descendants of slaves better understand their family origins. And we’ll take a look at the importance of music in the lives and cultures of slaves in the Americas. That and more in this episode of the Brainwaves podcast. Professor Anna Spain Bradley specializes in international dispute resolution and international human rights, and has practice experience in international arbitration and negotiation at the U.S. Department of State. https://www.colorado.edu/law/anna-spain-bradley Assistant Professor Henry Lovejoy specializes in the history of Africa and the African Diaspora during the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. https://www.colorado.edu/history/henry-lovejoy Professor Susan Thomas is the director of the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on Cuban and Latin American music. https://www.colorado.edu/music/susan-thomas
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