Author Talk: Paul Butler

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

Author Talk: Paul Butler

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of Paul Butler's latest book where he explores the way in which black men are feared, watched and policed and how the judicial system is complicit. His book examines, among other thought-provoking topics, social programs that fall short, black on black violence and alternatives to incarceration. 

Chokehold: Policing Black Men was named one of the 50 best non-fiction books of 2017 by The Washington Post. The New York Times described Chokehold as the best book on criminal justice reform since The New Jim Crow.  It was a finalist for the 2018 NAACP Image Award for best non-fiction.


Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a legal analyst on MSNBC.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Shepherd Park/ Juanita E. Thorton library.