Experts discussed how America has changed 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the disparities that still exist, at an event hosted by the New America Foundation and Washington Monthly Magazine.
They spoke about what disparities in health, wealth, education and incarceration people of color still face and what President Obama might accomplish in his second term to narrow these disparities.
Speakers included: Taylor Branch, author of "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement;" Gail Christopher, W.K. Kellogg Foundation vice president for program strategy; Douglas Blackmon, author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II" and contributing editor at The Washington Post; Elijah Anderson, author of "The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life;" and William K. Lanman Jr., professor of Sociology at Yale University.
Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris moderated the discussion.