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Alfred University Assistant Professor of History Mallory Szymanski links current anti-BLM legislation to historical suppression of civil rights demonstrations, Martin Luther King

Assistant Professor Mallory Szymanski
Assistant Professor Mallory Szymanski

Alfred University Assistant Professor of History Mallory Szymanski’s article “Unjust Laws and the Movement for Black Lives: A Historical Perspective” has been published in the online journal Clio and the Contemporary.


Alfred University Assistant Professor of History Mallory Szymanski’s article “Unjust Laws and the Movement for Black Lives: A Historical Perspective” has been published in the online journal Clio and the Contemporary. The article traces current efforts, notably in the State of Florida, to curtail demonstrations by groups such as Black Lives Matter to anti-Civil Rights legislation and law enforcement in the early 1960’s.

It may be read here: https://clioandthecontemporary.com/2020/10/04/unjust-laws-in-the-movement-for-black-lives-a-historical-perspective/


Szymanski earned her Ph.D at the University of Florida. Joining the Alfred University faculty in 2018, she has published scholarly articles on censorship and the history of neurasthenia and its treatment in the U.S.