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14th Annual Black History Month Lecture: They Shoot Black People, Don't They?: From Ferguson to NYC, Political Cartoonist Keith Knight on Police Violence in the U.S.



James Branch Cabell Library, lecture hall (room 303)
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


For nearly two decades, cartoonist Keith Knight has been creating funny, politically astute comic strips touching upon some of the most divisive issues of our time, including racially motivated police violence. VCU Libraries proudly presents a presentation by Keith Knight that uses comics to take our country to task on the subject of race. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing and a public reception.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to February 2, 2016.


Registration is now closed.


The Black History Month Lecture is sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund.

Additional Resources

For further reading, try our African American Studies research guide.

Image: They Shoot Black People, Don't They? book cover by Keith Knight/portrait of Keith Knight


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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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