Northwestern University

Wed 12:30 PM

CAAH Faculty Colloquium: "The Future of Black Metropolis," by Mary Pattillo

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM  

Where: Crowe Hall, 5-138, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: 0

Contact: Jackson Christopher Bartlett  

Group: Center for African American History (CAAH)

Category: Academic


Our next installment in the African American Studies Faculty Colloquium Series will feature Mary Patillo, author of Black Picket Fences (1999) and Black on the Block (2007). Her talk, featured, “The Future of Black Metropolis,” considers the changing landscape of race and class in American cities. Seventy years after Drake and Cayton first coined the phrase, “black metropolis” to describe Chicago’s thriving south side ghetto, increasing numbers of blacks are moving to the south and to the suburbs. With ever fewer blacks inhabiting the iconic “inner-city” spaces of the first and second ghettos, what, if any, analytical purchase does the concept of black metropolis still hold?

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