Issues of policing and incarceration – both locally and nationally – will be in sharp focus as the thirty-sixth annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series (MTW) invites a wide-ranging discussion of the historical developments that have brought us to events in Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago, and so many other American towns. The annual Black History Month conference will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016,  9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at The Paul Robeson Campus Center on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark,350 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Following the conference, MTW attendees are invited to a reception at the Newark Museum that will feature live musical entertainment by The Bradford Hayes Trio.

All events are free and open to the public.