The USF Institute on Black Life is sponsoring a national conference that encourages participants to examine the powerful intersection of race and place in America. The conference will focus broadly on historically Black communities in the U.S., the social and spatial ties that created and sustained their histories and the meanings of these communities in the 21st century. We invite scholars of the social sciences, humanities and education, as well as visual artists, musicians, genealogists, archivists, and others to explore topics related to housing, business development, community leadership, religious practices, and other forms of “placemaking”, resiliency and identity in Black communities. This conference will also provide a forum for discussion of the legacies of racial segregation, the legacies of urban renewal and the legacies of the Civil Rights movement.
The conference will include keynote presentations from distinguished scholars, panels and poster sessions. Scholars and students are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers on a range of issues related to the intersection of race and place in the U.S.
Elizabeth L. Dunham, MFA, CRA
Institute on Black Life and the Center for Africa and the Diaspora
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, FAO 270
Tampa, Florida 33620
Phone: (813) 974-9387
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