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The Lines Between Us: An Evening with Author Lawrence Lanahan

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Retro Report Inc

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The Lines Between Us: American Segregation Since the Fair Housing Act with author Lawrence Lanahan, Moderated by Dr. Noliwe Rooks


Friday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Retro Report, 633 Third Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10017

The racist policies that segregated 20th Century America—redlining, restrictive covenants, and much more—are well-known. Why does segregation persist five decades after the Fair Housing Act? Join us for a discussion with author Lawrence Lanahan. Lanahan’s new book The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide uses narrative nonfiction to show how segregation and inequality reasserted themselves in the Baltimore region from the 1970s up to the death of Freddie Gray…and beyond. The Lines Between Us is a lens for looking at a place, and the policies and practices Lanahan describes in the book will be familiar in any American metropolitan region. After Lanahan reads from his book, Dr. Rooks will interview him and take questions from the audience. The Lines Between Us will be available for sale, and Lanahan will sign books after the event.

Dr. Noliwe Rooks is the director of American studies at Cornell University and was for ten years the associate director of African American studies at Princeton University. She is the author of four books, including Cutting School (The New Press), which Naomi Klein called “astounding” and Khalil Gibran Muhammad praised as a work that “transforms the conversation about privatization and public education just as Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow has done for the war on drugs and mass incarceration.” Click here for more information on Dr. Rooks.

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