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"Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life" with Authors Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria Robinson

Chocolate Cities (University of California Press, 2018) offers a persuasive rendering of the United States—a “Black map” that reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on film, fiction, music, and oral history, the authors trace the Black American experience of race, place, and liberation, mapping it from Emancipation to the present day. As the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a provocative, broad, and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America’s social, economic, and political landscape.

Join authors Marcus Anthony Hunter, associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, and Zandria Robinson, assistant professor of sociology at Rhodes College, for an exploration of Black placemaking.

This event is presented by the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library in conjunction with Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration, April 23-25, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina.

Questions? Contact Chaitra Powell, (919) 962-4342.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Wilson Library
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