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Mary Pattillo, “The Future of Black Metropolis”

Photo of Flyer for Mary Pattillo's talk
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ceras 101

The Program on Urban Studies Presents:

The Future of Black Metropolis

The year 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the publication of the landmark text Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City by St. Clair Drake and Horace Cayton. In her talk, Pattillo will bring their voluminous research up to date, focusing on the following questions: What and where is Black Metropolis in the early twenty-first century?  What does life look like in Black Metropolis today? And, what is its future? Despite the fact that a shrinking proportion of Blacks live in Black neighborhoods, Pattillo argue that Black Metropolis is still an important analytical category that structures the experiences and outcomes of many African Americans.

Event Co-Sponsors:

Program in African and African American Studies, American Studies Program, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Graduate School of Education, Scancor, Department of Sociology, and Public Policy Program.