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How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America

October 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about housing segregation and Black life in the United States. This program is free to the public, but registration is required.

About the Book

In How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), Dr. Bailey looks at the creation of “the streets,” not just as physical, racialized spaces produced by segregationist policies, but also as sociocultural entities that have influenced our understanding of Blackness in America for decades. Drawing from various disciplines–media studies, literary studies, history, sociology, film studies, and music studies, How the Streets Were Made engages in an interdisciplinary analysis of the how the streets have shaped contemporary perceptions of Black identity, community, violence, spending habits, and belonging. PURCHASE BOOK HERE.

About the Author

Yelena Bailey, Ph.D. is a writer, researcher, and former professor of English and cultural studies. She enjoys writing about race, power, policy, and culture. She is currently the Director of Education Policy at the State of Minnesota’s Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

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October 10, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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