Lawrence Lanahan - "The Lines Between Us" - Natalie Moore

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Lawrence Lanahan

“Lanahan has written a meticulous and affecting study, a precious resource for readers interested in urban politics, race, and city life.”Booklist

Lawrence Lanhan discusses The Lines Between Us:Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide. He will be joined in conversation by Natalie Moore.  A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: The Lines Between Us is a riveting narrative that compels reflection on America’s entrenched inequality—and on where the rubber meets the road not in the abstract, but in our own backyards. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court to the death of Freddie Gray, Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore’s hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it, and fighting it, day in and day out.  

About the author: Lawrence Lanahan has written for Al-Jazeera America, Columbia Journalism Review, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Colorlines, among other outlets. A recipient of the Carey Institute’s Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, Lanahan’s The Lines Between Us, a fifty-episode radio series for Baltimore’s WYPR, won Columbia University’s duPont Award. The author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide (The New Press), he lives in Baltimore. 

About the interlocutor:  Natalie Moore is WBEZ's South Side Reporter where she covers segregation and inequality. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Natalie’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Natalie is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. Natalie has an M.S.J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University. She has taught at Columbia College and Medill. Natalie and her husband Rodney live in Hyde Park with their four daughters.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637