African American Experience in Missouri Lecture: Charles Nilon

Sep
17
6:00 pm
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Cook Hall, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

African American Experience in Missouri

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Cook Hall, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Dr. Charles Nilon, professor of Urban Wildlife Management at the MU School of Natural Resources, will explore “Nearby Nature in North City St. Louis: Black Residents, Nature, and Contested Green Space.”

The predominantly black residents of North City St. Louis live in neighborhoods where green spaces have been shaped by two legacies: formal green spaces associated with parks, cemeteries, and private streets that reflect the goals of pre-World War II city leaders, business people, planners, and residents; and informal green spaces created by urban renewal, population declines, and home abandonment since the 1950s.

Join Dr. Nilon for a look at how the North Riverfront Trail and the Green City Coalition have sought to engage North City residents in conservation projects focused on green spaces.

Event Itinerary

6:00 p.m. Light Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Meet and Greet

Learn more about the Lecture Series

Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies; the University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; and the Missouri Humanities Council.