Andrew Kahrl, University of Virginia, will be speaking on Friday, Sept 14 / 3:30 pm / Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium .
Andrew Kahrl is the author of “Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline” (Yale, 2018) and “The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South” (Harvard, 2012). He specializes in the social, political, and environmental history of race and real estate in the twentieth-century US. He is the author of the books Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline (Yale University Press) and The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches became White Wealth in the Coastal South (University of North Carolina Press). He has also published articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Southern History, Critical Sociology, and Southern Cultures. Kahrl’s new book, Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline, tells the story of controversial protester, Ned Coll, who gathered determined African American mothers and children in hopes of challenging the racist, exclusionary tactics of homeowners in Connecticut.
Co-sponsored by Yale Environmental History and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.