Tue 2/19 @ 12:30PM
Race has always been a flashpoint in urban areas, where different groups coexist within the same boundaries, but often not side by side. Cities such as Cleveland (which in some studies has been found to be the most segregated city in America) find black and whites isolated from each other, each in their own neighborhoods, with black neighborhoods enduring higher rates of poverty and unemployment and low median incomes.
How and why did this happen? Author Todd Michney, a Cleveland native and an assistant professor of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the author of Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980. He’ll be at the Tri-C West campus theater to talk about housing migration patterns and how this separation occurred.
The program is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing.