"Administrations of Lunacy: Race, Psychiatry, and Georgia's State Hospital"
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
How does a culture that allows lynching decide who is sane? Renowned writer/activist/scholar Mab Segrest shares how the answers to such questions emerged from her study of the archives of Georgia's state mental hospital at Milledgeville, founded in 1842. Segrest will read from her upcoming book about how the history of Georgia's hospital reveals the intimate relationships between psychiatry and white settler colonialism in the United States--a story that we see first through the eyes of its patients.