Prof. Cedric Powell to speak about housing segregation, West Louisville at LBA event
Professor Cedric Merlin Powell will speak about housing segregation and its impact on West Louisville at an event hosted by the Louisville Bar Association.
The Feb. 22, 2018, event will be at the LBA's offices, 600 W. Main St., Suite 110, at 3 p.m.
The event, held as part of the LBA's Black History Month programming, is titled “Urban Renewal, Old Walnut Street and the 9th Street Divide." It will examine "ill-advised policies of the 1960s and ‘70s that obliterated a once-vibrant center of black life in Louisville," according to the LBA.
Powell, whose scholarship focuses on structural inequality, will sit on a panel along with Dan Hall. In 2017, Hall retired as the University of Louisville's vice president for community engagement. He was the first African-American appointed to a vice president position at UofL. Hall is being presented with the LBA's Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Trailblazer Award.
Also at the event, Central High School students who won the Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. essay competition will be recognized.