The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide
Author's Talk with Lawrence Lanahan ('97)
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 hyper-segregation 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 and SMCM alum, Lawrence Lanahan ('97). 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 lives in Baltimore.
This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department. Please contact Dr. Andrew Cognard-Black at (240) 895-4392 or email@example.com for more information.