Join us for a virtual conversation with Danielle Purifoy about the roots of contemporary environmental conditions in the U.S. South, specifically in black towns dating back to the post-Bellum era, and how historic preservation can serve as a useful tool to expose these systemic injustices.
Danielle Purifoy is assistant professor of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D in Environmental Policy and African American Studies from Duke University. Her research focuses on the racial politics and law of development in Black towns and communities. Danielle is the Board Chair of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network and is also the former Race and Place editor of Scalawag, a media organization devoted to Southern storytelling, journalism, and the arts. She has written, edited, or provided research for several media outlets including Inside Higher Ed, Scalawag, Newsday, The Durham Herald Sun, and The Guardian.