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Race, Liberalism, and Neighborhood Exceptionalism in the Great Society City: Integration as Civic Showpiece in 1960s St. Louis | a lecture by Benjamin Looker (St. Louis University)

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
School of Labor & Employment Relations; Department of History
Location
307 Gregory Hall
Date
Feb 18, 2019   4:00 - 5:30 pm  
Speaker
Benjamin Looker (Associate Professor of American Studies, St. Louis University)
Contact
Dan Gilbert
E-Mail
gilbertd@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Benjamin Looker (Associate Professor of American Studies, St. Louis University) is the author of A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America (U. Chicago Press, 2015). This lecture 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.

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