Lowell Lecture

Lowell Lecture — Angela E. Oh

Date & Time

March 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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Angela E. Oh came to prominence in 1992 after the civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers charged with the beating of Rodney King. As a second generation Korean American born in Los Angeles, trained as a criminal defense lawyer, active in civil rights and civil liberties organizing, Oh found that her experiences gave insight into the causes of what was recorded as the worst civil disaster of the century. In speaking out, her clarity about the political, economic, social, and institutional failures that contributed to the implosion of 1992 resonated with communities across the region. Over 2000 small family owned businesses owned by ethnic Koreans were destroyed and Oh challenged the mainstream media narrative that the crisis in Los Angeles was due to Korean and African American conflict.

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library




Programs Department (programs@bpl.org, (617) 859-2129)

A nationally recognized expert on race relations, Zen Buddhist priest, and high-profile attorney who served on President Clinton’s One America Initiative Advisory Board, Angela E. Oh in conversation with Boston Public Library President David Leonard will reveal how communities in crisis can turn tragedy into opportunities for healing. An audience Q&A session will follow the discussion.

This program will now happen in-person and over Zoom webinar. To attend in-person, please register on the Event website. To attend online, please register here: https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_696RA6PwTeueZUt5YhIASA.