The Department of History is pleased to announce the 48th Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History: Professor Colin Gordon (University of Iowa) will present “Dividing the City: Private Racial Restrictions and the Architecture of Segregation in the Midwest.”
Dividing the City traces the efforts of developers, realtors, and white homeowners to restrict property by race in the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on archival research in property records in St. Louis City and St. Louis County in Missouri, and Black Hawk and Johnson Counties in Iowa, Gordon underscores the scope, the intensity, and the impact of such restrictions—both on contemporary housing opportunities, and on patterns of racial segregation and racial inequality that run to the present day.
The lecture will take place at 7:00 pm in Seerley 115 and via Zoom. Register to receive a Zoom link here: https://bit.ly/UNI-Becker2022
We hope to see you there, in person or virtually!