Monday, December 14, 2015
The Nation Details Eric Holder’s Appearance at Ford Foundation
Eric Holder was the nation’s first black attorney general at a time when civil-rights issues were at the forefront of the public consciousness, from a new assault on voting rights to the Black Lives Matter movement to a rethinking of mass incarceration. He was often at the center of controversy around these issues, likening his tenure to Tupac Shakur’s “All Eyez on Me.”
Holder is an important character in my book Give Us the Ballot, and on Monday I had the opportunity to interview him at the Ford Foundation, as part of a fascinating symposium on “Reimagining Justice in the 21st Century” with Congressman John Lewis, Ford President Darren Walker, Heather McGee of Demos, Umi Selah of the Dream Defenders, Cristina Jimenez of United We Dream and Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates. . .