David M.P. Freund to discuss public policy and racial segregation in Metropolitan Detroit
DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2011 — Marygrove College’s Institute for Detroit Studies invites journalists, community organizations, government, business, academics and others to a lecture, discussion and book-signing by University of Maryland Professor David M.P. Freund, Ph.D., who will present “Marketing the ‘Free Market’: Public Policy and Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Detroit.”
The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Madame Cadillac Building on the Marygrove College campus.* This event is free and open to the public.
Freund earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1999. He specializes in 20th-century U.S. history, with a research focus on the American metropolis, racial politics, and the impacts of public policy on economic opportunity and popular ideology. He is the author of Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America (University of Chicago Press, 2007), which was awarded the 2008 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the 2007 Kenneth Jackson Book Award from the Urban History Association, and the 2009 Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award.
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“Colored Property is a sophisticated analysis of the political construction of race…Freund shows how government intervention in the housing market reinforced racial differences but masked the consequences in the rhetoric of free choice. Richly detailed and rigorous, Colored Property gives the lie to the myth of colorblindedness.” –Thomas J. Sugrue
“Ultimately, [Freund] shows that the American housing market was not simply exploited by racial interests; It was born of – and set up to serve – them.” –Arnold R. Hirsch
*Books will be available for purchase at the event.
ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE’S INSTITUTE FOR DETROIT STUDIES
The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies, founded in 2001, promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through academic credit and continuing education courses; online resources; lectures, readings, exhibits and performances; research activities and visiting scholar programs. It also offers workshops, programs and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area.
The Institute builds on Marygrove College’s mission to serve the people of metropolitan Detroit, on its location in the city and on its strong relationship with different Detroit constituencies. The Institute seeks to broaden recognition of Detroit’s contributions to American culture, interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the City and provide opportunity for cross-disciplinary analysis of issues important to the metropolitan area.
ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE
Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to developing leaders for the new global society. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.
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