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Friday, May 2001:40 - 03:25 PM

Session 3

Race, Power, and Urban Spaces

This session will investigate aspects of the notion of “ghetto” or “segregation” as theoretical concepts, processes, and lived experience.


Thomas J. Sugrue photo

Thomas J. Sugrue

New York University


N. D. B. Connolly photo

N. D. B. Connolly

New York University

Leslie M. Harris photo

Leslie M. Harris

Emory University

Carl Nightingale photo

Carl Nightingale

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Joe William Trotter Jr. photo

Joe William Trotter Jr.

Carnegie Mellon University


Mary N. Elliott photo

Mary N. Elliott

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Robert O. Self photo

Robert O. Self

Brown University

Session Time Slot(s)

05/20/2016 - 13:40-05/20/2016 - 15:25

Session Blog

Reflecting on “Race, Power, and Urban Spaces” and the Changing Landscape of African American Urban Communities

“There’s a lot of chocolate cities, around

We’ve got Newark, we’ve got Gary

Somebody told me we got LA

And we’re working on Atlanta

But you’re the capital, CC”

Parliament Funkadelic,

Lyrics – Parliament Funkadelic, Chocolate City, Chocolate City LP (Casablanca, 1975)

Black Urban Life and the Question of Property and Scale

Let me begin this account of session 3, “Race, Power, and Urban Spaces” with Carl Nightingale’s (Univ. at Buffalo, SUNY) observation in this session that ghetto entered the American lexicon, through St.

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