When the interstate highway program connected America’s cities, it also divided them, cutting through and devastating countless communities — many of them minority urban neighborhoods lacking the political and economic power to resist the construction. Within the context of the 1960s and 1970s, Eric Avila’s, The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City, maps the creative strategies devised by urban communities to document and protest the damage that highways wrought.
Join Professor Alison Isenberg (History) for a dynamic in-class discussion with Professor Eric Avila (UCLA, History) author of The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City. Professor Avila will discuss his research and writing process.
This event is open to the interested public.
Location: McCosh Hall, 62
Date/Time: 11/05/14 at 11:00 am – 11/05/14 at 12:00 pm
Category: Book Talk
Department: Program in Urban Studies