African American Experience in Missouri Lecture: Kevin Gotham6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Kevin Gotham for a look at “Building the Troost Wall: School Segregation, Real Estate Blockbusting, and the Political Economy of Neighborhood Racial Transition in Kansas City, Missouri.”
Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Grants, and Research in the School of Liberal Arts (SLA) at Tulane University, Dr. Gotham will explore the role of Troost Avenue as Kansas City’s Mason-Dixon line—used by school administrators and real estate developers to stimulate white flight—and examine how it continues to mold contemporary responses to racial residential segregation.
6:00 p.m. Light Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Book Signing and Meet and Greet
Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies and the University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.