Home > Uncategorized > Interview – Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

Interview – Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America

20130428-173136.jpgTune in at 8am CT tomorrow on KAZI 88.7 FM: One of W.E.B. DuBois greatest academic accomplishments was his sociological study published in 1899 of African Americans in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Negro.  In Yale sociologist Marcus Anthony Hunter’s new book Black Citymakers, he traces the transformation of one of the neighborhoods immortalized by DuBois’s study, Black Seventh Ward.

In his book Hunter ” argues that black Philadelphians were by no means mere casualties of the large scale social and political changes that altered urban dynamics across the nation after World War II. Instead, Hunter shows that black Americans framed their own understandings of urban social change, forging dynamic inter- and intra-racial alliances that allowed them to shape their own migration from the old Black Seventh Ward to emergent black urban enclaves throughout Philadelphia. These Philadelphians were not victims forced from their homes – they were citymakers and agents of urban change.”

 

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: