Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Book Club Discussion on Thu., Feb. 24th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities by Dr. Andre Perry (The Brookings Institute). Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes readers on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Dr. Perry begins in his hometown of Wilkinsburg, a small city east of Pittsburgh that, unlike its much larger neighbor, is struggling and failing to attract new jobs and industry. Bringing his own personal story of growing up in Black-majority Wilkinsburg, Perry also spotlights five others where he has deep connections: Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He provides an intimate look at the assets that should be of greater value to residents and can be if they demand it. The program will include: Dr. Perry's discussion of chapters in his book and a Q&A session.
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