Webinar Series

The Mellon-funded U.S. Law and Race Webinar Series explores new approaches to research, teaching, and public engagement with the history of law, race, and racialization in the United States. Moderated and hosted by Katrina Jagodinsky, Jeannette Eileen Jones, and William G. Thomas III, the webinar series features guest speakers, scholars, lawyers, jurists, community members, students, and others who are doing innovative and inspiring work to help us understand the development of U.S. law and race. 

Recordings of previous webinars can be viewed on the U.S. Law and Race Initiative's MediaHub Channel.

Spring 2024 Series Schedule


Killers of the Flower Moon Roundtable Discussion

March 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m. CT
City Union, Regency A
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Join us for a discussion of the film Killers of the Flower Moon moderated by Dr. Katrina Jagodinsky, with Dr. Angel Hinzo, UNL Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies; Anne Gregory, UNL History Ph.D. student; Jordana Bass, Vision Maker Media Project Coordinator; and Renee Sans Souci, Community Educator.


Vanguard: Black Women and the Right to Vote
     Martha S. Jones (Johns Hopkins University)

April 9, 9:30-10:45 a.m. CT
Zoom Event

Join our American Constitutional History class for a discussion with guest speaker Professor Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.


From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in the 20th Century U.S.
     Alicia Gutierrez-Romine (California State University, San Bernardino)

April 18, 9:30-10:45 a.m. CT
Zoom Event

Join our American Constitutional History class for a discussion with guest speaker Professor Alicia Gutierrez-Romine, author of From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in California, 1920-1969.


Previous Webinars

Affirmative Action's Origins and Legacies
U.S. Constitutionalism and Native American Sovereignty
Digital Legal Research Lab Roundtable