Race & Housing 50 Years Later: The Legacy of the Fair Housing Act
April 28, 2018 · 9:00 am—4:00 pm · Betts Auditorium
Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities and the Humanities Council
After several years of grassroots organizing, political wrangling, and ultimately the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the spring of 1968 “fair housing” became the law of the land. Yet after fifty years of a federal ban on housing discrimination, cities and suburbs across the country still resemble the segregated metropolis that demanded government intervention a half century ago.
This day-long conference brings together scholars, journalists, and activists to discuss the history, current struggle for, and future of fair housing in the United States.
Rosemary Ndubuizu (Georgetown University)
Calvin Bradford (Calvin Bradford & Associates, Evanston, IL)
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (African American Studies)
Jack Macnamara (Loyola University)
Emmanuel Martinez & Aaron Glantz (Reveal, Oakland, CA)
Manissa Maharawal (American University)
Co-sponsored with the Humanities Council and the Department of Comparative Literature as part of the 1968/2018: Cities on the Edge series.