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Lecture, Ben Looker, Urban Historian, St. Louis University: "Race, Liberalism, and Neighborhood Exceptionalism in the Great Society City: Integration as Civic Showpiece in 1960s St. Louis"

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
diversity, history, social justice
Sponsor
Prof Dan Gilbert
Location
307 Gregory Hall
Date
Feb 18, 2019   4:00 - 5:30 pm  
Speaker
Benjamin Looker
Cost
free
Contact
Prof Dan Gilbert
E-Mail
gilbertd@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-1155
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Originating Calendar
History Department

Benjamin Looker (St. Louis University) will give a public lecture: "Race, Liberalism, and Neighborhood Exceptionalism in the Great Society City: Integration as Civic Showpiece in 1960s St. Louis.” The talk will explore conflicted notions of local freedom and neighborhood belongingness in and about LaClede Town, a nationally lauded mixed-income housing development constructed in mid-1960s St. Louis.

Professor Looker is an innovative and engaging historian of modern U.S. urban and cultural history. His extraordinary 2015 book, A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Neighborhoods, and Democracy in Postwar America (U. Chicago Press), received the John Hope Franklin Prize from the American Studies Association, the Lawrence Levine Prize from the Organization of American Historians, and the Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and the School of Labor & Employment Relations.

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