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Join CES convener Dr. Sharon P. Holland and author Dr. Mab Segrest for a conversation about Dr. Segrest’s new book, The Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum, released in April by The New Press. The conversation is open to the public and will take place October 19th from 6-7:30 pm via Zoom. A link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email after registering.

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About the Book

“In a gripping narrative,” writes Glenda Gilmore, C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale, “Segrest retells southern history through the experiences of patients committed to the Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot and Epileptic Asylum.” It is, to Gilmore’s way of thinking, an “astonishing and compelling feat” that gives voice to the 25,000 unclaimed bodies that lie in unmarked graves around the institution’s grounds.  Turning away from memoir to the depths and expanses of historical archives, Segrest takes on an epic story and brings it home.

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