Dr. Pickett, Clemson University Historian, will discuss the historical context of mass incarceration from slavery and the convict lessee system up to the twentieth century. He will also talk about the work of the Prison to College Pipeline Program at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility through Mississippi College. Dr. Alexander, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies and co-founder and codirector of the University of Mississippi Prison-to-College Pipeline Program, will discuss prison in the literary imagination and writings from incarcerated learners like George Jackson and Angela Davis. His book From Slave Ship to Supermax talks about this. Dr. Alexander will also discuss his work in the Orange County Correctional Facility Creating the Stepping Stones program when he was a graduate student at Duke University and then his work co-founding the Prison to College Pipeline Program teaching at Parchman MSP at the University of Mississippi.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Emeritus College, Seminar Room 228 511 Westinghouse Rd., Pendleton, SC