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Until Justice Be Done with Kate Masur

interviews Jul 12, 2023

Do you ever wonder when the Civil Rights Movement really began. We often think of the fight to gain rights as a movement that happened in the 1950s and 1960s, but even in the early 1800s, there was an ongoing conversation and organized effort to resist racist laws and policy. In this episode of Here’s Where It Gets Interesting, Sharon talks with author Kate Masur, whose book, Until Justice Be Done, shines a light on what we can consider to be the first Civil Rights Movement–the movement for free Black Americans to gain equality from our country’s inception through Reconstruction after the Civil War. 

Special thanks to our guest, Kate Masur, for joining us today. You can order Until Justice Be Done here.


Hosted by: Sharon McMahon

Guest: Kate Masur

Executive Producer: Heather Jackson

Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder


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About the Guest: 

Kate Masur is the author of Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of several other book prizes. She is a professor of history at Northwestern University, and she regularly collaborates with history educators, filmmakers, and museums. Kate recently led a team of students and staff at Northwestern in creating Black Organizing in Pre-Civil War Illinois: Creating Community, Demanding Justice, a web exhibit associated with the Colored Conventions Project.

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