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Humanities Happy Hour: In the Shadow of Ferguson

May 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


For the final Humanities Happy Hour of the semester, we’re overjoyed to be joined by Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen, Associate Professor in the Department of City &Regional Planning. She’ll be sharing clips from the documentary, In the Shadows of Ferguson. This story begins and ends with Ferguson, starting with the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court ruling in 1896 that deemed “separate but equal” constitutional, and ending with the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.  “In the Shadowsof Ferguson,a multi-media performance, personifies the socio-historical-political processes that institutionalized racism and inequality, documenting 100 years of critical events relating to housing in the St. Louis, Missouri metro area.  This research contains archival and historical research on St. Louis to better understand the human hardships caused by housing law, planning, policies, such as racial zoning, racial covenants, and redlining by analyzing historical texts, pictures, maps, plans, newspaper articles, films and sound recordings from these periods.

As always, Humanities Happy Hours are completely free and open to the public. Free food provided by the Institute for the Arts an Humanities will be available starting at 5:50. Professor Nguyen’s talk will begin at 6pm.

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May 16, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Top of the Hill Back Bar
100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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