Brown Bags: Urban Renewal and the Black Freedom Movement: A Rhetorical History

Williams Hall, Room 070
Williams R. Scott Brown Bag Series - Fall 2018
Urban Renewal and the Black Freedom Movement: A Rhetorical History
Derek Handley
Assistant Professor, English Department
My book project examines the ways African American residents in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and St. Paul threatened by urban renewal policies in the 1950’s and 1960’s enacted citizenship as resistance. The African American residents of Pittsburgh, St. Paul, and Milwaukee faced similar consequences from urban renewal policies that stemmed from the 1950 Housing Act, such as the destruction of the economic center of their communities. 
Bring your own lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.
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