Lecture Description

Sugrue recounts the mostly forgotten but immensely important civil rights struggle in the North. Our histories of racial inequality focus mostly on places like Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, leaving out the northern cities, suburbs, and small towns that were crucial battlegrounds in the fight for racial equality. In his sweeping tour of the North, Sugrue recovers a lost history of northern Jim Crow and discrimination, and recovers the histories of important civil rights activists from Minnesota to Massachusetts from Chicago to New York City, who mounted creative challenges to America’s unresolved racial crises.


Civil Rights Urban and Suburban

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