Historian to speak on use of race in housing discrimination in Detroit

Historian and Detroit native Thomas Sugrue will give a virtual talk entitled “Why is Detroit so Racially Divided? Segregation and the Future of the City,” on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 12:45-2 p.m.

Sugrue’s talk is held in conjunction with the “We Don’t Want Them: Race and Housing in Metropolitan Detroit, 1900-1968” exhibit on display in the McNichols Campus Library through Nov. 20. The exhibit is presented by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

Sugrue is the Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. He is considered to be a leading scholar of race, civil rights and cities.

Register online for Sugrue’s talk and the panel discussion following it by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17.