'We are Headed for Some Bad Trouble': Gentrification and Displacement in Washington, DC, 1920-2018

Woodridge Library

'We are Headed for Some Bad Trouble': Gentrification and Displacement in Washington, DC, 1920-2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

For nearly two decades now, D.C. residents have been grappling with a city that is becoming younger, wealthier and whiter - a city that is gentrifying. In wide-ranging and sometimes heated debates about the topic - which have included allegations of “swagger jacking” and accusations of “black Columbusing” - District residents have had to confront difficult issues of race, class and power.  This seminar will place these debates in historical context. Surveying the past 100 years of "private revitalization" or "gentrification" in D.C., it will answer the questions: What is gentrification? How does it happen? Who benefits? Who looses out? And what have D.C. residents done to address this issue in the past?    

George Derek Musgrove is an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
For more information, contact Washingtoniana librarian Michele Casto at michele.casto@dc.gov.
 
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This event is part of a series of seminars inspired by the teach-ins at Resurrection City, the Poor People’s Campaign civil rights encampment on the National Mall during the summer of 1968. The series is part of DC Public Library’s year of art, activism and education commemorating the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968.

Visit dclibrary.org/1968 for more information.

Add to Calendar 26-07-2018 18:30:00 26-07-2018 19:30:00 'We are Headed for Some Bad Trouble': Gentrification and Displacement in Washington, DC, 1920-2018 For nearly two decades now, D.C. residents have been grappling with a city that is becoming younger, wealthier and whiter - a city that is gentrifying. In wide-ranging and sometimes heated debates about the topic - which have included allegations of “swagger jacking” and accusations of “black Columbusing” - District residents have had to confront difficult issues of race, class and power.  This seminar will place these debates in historical context. Surveying the past 100 years of "private revitalization" or "gentrification" in D.C., it will answer the questions: What is gentrification? How does it happen? Who benefits? Who looses out? And what have D.C. residents done to address this issue in the past?     George Derek Musgrove is an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. REGISTRATION REQUIRED For more information, contact Washingtoniana librarian Michele Casto at michele.casto@dc.gov.   * * * This event is part of a series of seminars inspired by the teach-ins at Resurrection City, the Poor People’s Campaign civil rights encampment on the National Mall during the summer of 1968. The series is part of DC Public Library’s year of art, activism and education commemorating the 50th anniversary of the events of 1968. Visit dclibrary.org/1968 for more information. false DD/MM/YYYY