On December 5 at the University School of Nashville, Ansley Erickson will discuss her book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits.
Ansley T. Erickson is a historian at Columbia University who focuses on educational inequality and urban and metropolitan history. Her first book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits (University of Chicago Press, 2016) tells the story of persistent inequality in Nashville, Tennessee's metropolitan school district during periods of segregation and desegregation. Parnassus Books will be on hand for the evening with copies of the book to buy and have signed.
Focused on the evolving educational landscape of Nashville over nearly seven decades, in The City and Its Schools: How Nashville Made and Remade Inequality, Erickson examines how land-use decisions, the pursuit of economic growth, and curricula have shaped ongoing injustices in the way students learn and are taught.
For more information, call 615-327-3877.