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URHP Reads – The Color of Law: a Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

The Color of Law: a Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein (2017). We will turn our attention to the contemporary relevance of Underground Railroad history for us today by reading The Color of Law.

 

 

 

The Focus for each month will be as follows:

  • October 8 – chapters 1 & 2
  • November 13 – chapters 3 & 4
  • December 8 – Chapters 5 & 6
  • January 12 – chapters 7 & 8 
  • February 9 – chapters 9 & 10
  • March 8 – chapters 11 & 12

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation — that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. (book jacket)

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
http://www.undergroundrailroadhistory.org

Organizer

Mary Liz Stewart
Phone:
518-432-4432
Website:
www.undergroundrailroadhistory.org

Venue

The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Phone:
518-432-4432
Website:
www.undergroundrailroadhistory.org
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