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Center Speaker Dr. Heather Ann Thompson's Book Receives More Honors

December 8, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Hard to believe it was just over a week ago when Heather Ann Thompson gave an amazing talk for the Center about her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Since last Wednesday, her book has been named #1 on Kirkus Reviews' "Best Heartrending Fiction List," to Newsweek's "Our Favorite Books of 2016" list, to the Boston Globe's "Best Books of 2016" list and to's "The Best Human Rights Books of 2016" list. What a privilege to hear the Attica story from Dr. Thompson. 

Visit to see pictures from Heather's talk!