2020 Lacy Family Distinguished Lecturer
For over one hundred years, legalized racial segregation, widely seen through redlining, Jim Crow laws, and economic disparities, decided who got what in America. Over the last century, racial apartheid went through several evolutions and, some argue, especially in light to present-day health disparities around COVID-19, that it never quite disappeared. This talk explores the subtle and dynamic ways in which segregated communities, institutions, and consumer spaces transformed after World War II, and not always for the better, setting the stage for today’s forms of racism. Prof. N. D. B. Connolly will share primary documents and stories that trouble our typical good vs. evil understanding of apartheid.
Free. Online event via Zoom.Registration required and closes 2-hours before the event begins.
N. D. B. Connolly is Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (University of Chicago Press, 2014). He also the co-host of the BackStory Podcast.
This event is part of Living the Legacy, a series of community conversations exploring how redlining – the discriminatory practice by which banks refuse or limit mortgages to people of color – still defines much of where we live or can live in Indianapolis. These federal government policies reinforced segregation and disinvestment in parts of the community, still felt today in black neighborhoods.
Join us for a series of interdisciplinary community discussions with advocates, leaders, and scholars to examine the tangled roots of race, class, and housing in Indianapolis and grapple with its consequences.
Making It Local with Unai Miguel Andres, Paul Mullins, and Wildstyle Paschall.
Tuesday September 29 | 7 p.m.
Explore what redlining looks like here in Indianapolis, considering history, demographics, and memory.
Developing the City with Brad Beaubien, Lourenzo Giple, Jerome Horne, and Brittanie Redd.
Tuesday October 27 | 7 p.m.
Delve into how Redlining has created inequalities in our built environment and influenced how our city is planned for architecture, transit and urban planning.
Creating Equity Today with Janis Bradly, Amy Nelson, and Diana Rice-Wilkerson.
Tuesday November 10 | 7 p.m.
Decode how we see redlining in today’s housing practices and explore way we can create more equitable housing markets.
This event is a part of the 2020 Spirit & Place Festival
The Lacy Family Distinguished Lecturer Series is presented by the Lacy Foundation.
This bicentennial program series has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.