This program was recorded on October 26th, 2021.
The idea of "the streets" has long influenced our understanding of Black culture. In this webinar, Dr. Yelena Bailey will discuss the historical legacy of geographically segregated Black spaces, as well as the role they have played in shaping our contemporary perceptions of Black identity through music, film, and literature. Yelena Bailey, PhD, University of San Diego, is the author of How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
A former professor of English and cultural studies, she is the Director of Education Policy for the State of Minnesota’s Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.
This series is partially co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.