Learn about three of the foundational myths about the history of racial segregation in America, and explore the dynamism and evolving quality of Jim Crow segregation. Through property, policy, and popular culture, Americans have modified and updated much about racial discrimination, leaving, for many, more questions than answers about how best to deal with institutional racism and its legacies.
Nathan D.B. Connolly is the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and author of the award-winning A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (2014). Connolly writes about racism, capitalism, politics, and the built environment in the twentieth century. His work pays special attention to people’s overlapping understandings of property rights and civil rights in the U.S. and the wider Americas.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Sociology.