Brown Bag Emancipating Citizenship: Race, Sex and (the Trouble with) Egalitarian Visions 21 November 2012.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Ann Holder, Pratt Institute

From sidewalks to streetcars, public space was a significant battleground in the post-Civil War urban south. With a focus on Richmond and New Orleans, this talk recaptures the vibrant movements for citizenship without regard to race or status, as well as the anxieties over sexual histories of racial uncertainty that fueled their political opposition.