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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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"Schools for the Colored"

Friday, March 05 - 9:00AM to 9:45AM
Salon E

This presentation is a survey of the buildings that were associated
with the historic system of racially segregated schools during
the Jim Crow era. My particular interest is in the regions of the
northern "free" states that bordered the slave states (sometimes
known as "Up-South"), as regions of unique concentrations of
black settlements during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
"Schools for the Colored" is the representation of my effort
to memorialize these sites. The architecture and geography of
America's educational Apartheid, in the form of a system of
"colored schools" within the landscape of southern New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, is the central concern
of this project.


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