From the Fair Housing Act to the Baltimore Uprising

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Add to Calendar 2019-10-02 16:45:00 2019-10-02 18:00:00 From the Fair Housing Act to the Baltimore Uprising The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide Author's Talk with Lawrence Lanahan Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The Blackistone Room, 4:45 p.m. Join Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us, in a discussion of the mechanics of residential segregation between white and black America. The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide (The New Press) is a riveting narrative that compels reflection on America’s entrenched inequality—and on where the rubber meets the road not in the abstract, but in our own backyards. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court to the death of Freddie Gray, Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore’s hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it, and fighting it, day in and day out. The Sociology Department invites you to join them for a talk by the author, Lawrence Lanahan. Mr. Lanahan has written for Al-Jazeera America, Columbia Journalism Review, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Colorlines, among other outlets. A recipient of the Carey Institute’s Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, Lanahan’s The Lines Between Us, a fifty-episode radio series for Baltimore’s WYPR, won Columbia University’s duPont Award. The author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide (The New Press), he lives in Baltimore. This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department. Please contact Dr. Andrew Cognard-Black at (240) 895-4392 or ajcognardblack@smcm.edu for more information. Anne Arundel Hall Sociology Department Andrew Cognard-Black America/New_York public
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The Blackistone Room
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The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide

Author's Talk with Lawrence Lanahan

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Blackistone Room, 4:45 p.m.

Join Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us, in a discussion of the mechanics of residential segregation between white and black America. The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide (The New Press) is a riveting narrative that compels reflection on America’s entrenched inequality—and on where the rubber meets the road not in the abstract, but in our own backyards. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court to the death of Freddie Gray, Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore’s hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it, and fighting it, day in and day out.

The Sociology Department invites you to join them for a talk by the author, Lawrence Lanahan. Mr. Lanahan has written for Al-Jazeera AmericaColumbia Journalism Review, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Colorlines, among other outlets. A recipient of the Carey Institute’s Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, Lanahan’s The Lines Between Us, a fifty-episode radio series for Baltimore’s WYPR, won Columbia University’s duPont Award. The author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide (The New Press), he lives in Baltimore.

This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department. Please contact Dr. Andrew Cognard-Black at (240) 895-4392 or ajcognardblack@smcm.edu for more information.

Event Sponsor(s)
Sociology Department
Andrew Cognard-Black
ajcognardblack@smcm.edu
240-895-4392
Event Group
Sociology
Lecture or Talk