"Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham" Franklin Gallery Exhibit Opening Monday, October 28, 2019

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Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham, NC


Uneven Ground is a traveling public exhibition by Bull City 150 that tells the story of the historical roots of current-day land and housing inequality in Durham, North Carolina. The historical narratives that shape Uneven Ground are drawn from original archival research and mapping data, local oral histories and sound recordings, and dozens of books, reports, newspapers, dissertations, and theses.


Utilizing the exhibit, Bull City 150 intends to go beyond providing historical information and analysis, toward provoking dialogue among Durhamites about solutions to the problems facing our city. These problems include gentrification, displacement, soaring eviction numbers, and poor housing conditions in private and in long-declining public housing. We have partnered with grassroots and advocacy organizations as well as policymakers and educational institutions in order to further the reach and impact of our historical work, and to deepen local conversations about housing and land inequality through a historical lens.


For more information, go to bullcity150.org.


Exhibit is free and open to the public during working hours.

For more information please contact: 

Prof. Sucheta Mazumdar skmmaz@duke.edu>

Director, Franklin Gallery@History

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