The Recent Roots of Present-Day Homelessness with Daniel Kerr

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History Forum
The Recent Roots of Present-Day Homelessness with Daniel Kerr

Date
Sat., Dec 4, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact
6512593015
boxoffice@mnhs.org
Cost
$10-16/Members save 20%

Since the 1870s when the term “homelessness” first appeared in print in the US, mainstream Americans have called unhoused people by different names–tramp, hobo, bum–but consistently adjudged them to be either romantic avatars of freedom or too sick or lazy to hold a job and be active participants in society. 

Yet the phenomenon of homelessness, especially since the late 1970s, is grounded not in the illness or perceived deficiencies of the unhoused, but in shifting job markets, social policy, real estate development, criminal justice, and corporate power. 

How did the changing nature of cities and urban development lead to modern homelessness in America? 

Daniel Kerr is an associate professor of history at American University and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.

Attendees can choose to attend this program in-person at the Minnesota History Center or virtually via Zoom. See the full History Forum lecture series.

10 AM IN-PERSON TICKETS

10 AM VIRTUAL TICKETS

Please note: This program is also offered at 2 p.m.

Masks and social distancing will be required in the auditorium during the program.

This program is made possible by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund. 


2021-12-04 10:00:00 2021-12-04 10:00:00 America/Chicago The Recent Roots of Present-Day Homelessness with Daniel Kerr Minnesota History Center and Zoom

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