Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs, with Colin Gordon

The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, ignited nationwide protests and brought widespread attention police brutality and institutional racism. Citizen Brown by Colin Gordon uncovers half a century of private practices and public policies that resulted in bitter inequality and sustained segregation in Ferguson and beyond.

Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs, with Colin Gordon
November 6, 2019, 3:30-5:00pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs Room 215 (Wilkins Room)
Free and Open to the Public
 
Gordon shows how municipal and school district boundaries were drawn to contain or exclude African Americans and how local policies and services were weaponized to maintain civic separation. The outcry that arose in Ferguson, Gordon concludes, was an explosion of pent-up rage against longstanding systems of segregation, inequality, and injustice. Colin Gordon is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of History at the University of Iowa. This talk is co-sponsored by the Cowles Endowment for the Study of Public Service, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, and Department of Sociology.

November 6, 2019
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455