Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). A powerful and timely work that examines the Jim Crow era origins of racial injustice within New York’s criminal justice system through the lives of African American men who experienced its oppression. It’s author, Douglas J. Flowe is an Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis. Flowe has appeared with Don Lemon on CNN and as a commentator on other media outlets in response to the Black Lives Matter protests. His book discussion with the SHM will take place on 9/23 at 7:00 PM on the Seward House Facebook page.