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CircleUp to examine continuing effects of Jim Crow

CircleUp Middle Peninsula will take a look at the continuing effects of Jim Crow laws when the community action group meets on Sunday.

Dr. “Soji” Akomolafe, Executive Director of the Center for African American Public Policy, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Professor of International Relations at Norfolk State University, will lead the discussion, which will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center.

Akomolafe will discuss the series of state and local laws enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries designed to enforce racial segregation in the South, and the continuing effect of that era and those laws into the present day. He will address the implications of unequal justice under the law, societal stereotypes, barriers to advancement, and multi-generational wealth effects for black citizens, a release stated.

Following the talk, as well as group discussion, there will be breakout groups. Community donations wil...

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