GW's Sociology Department, with support from the Nashman Center, is hosting an event celebrating the 50-year anniversary of this ground-breaking research, "Talley's Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men". This study, conducted here in Washington, DC, challenged many preconceived ideas about race and people living in poverty.
The event, "Talley's Corner Revisited: A Half-Century of Change in African American Washington and Beyond" will include presentations both here at GW and in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Tally's Corner Revisited
Thursday, October 19th, from 2 to 6 pm
Gelman Library, Room 702
Please RSVP Here: https://go.gwu.edu/tallys
This event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Elliot Liebow's classic ethnography of African-American streetcorner men in DC, Tally’s Corner. Half a century later, scholars and activists will use the occasion to reflect on the book’s long-term impact and on what has changed – or not - in terms of racial inequality in Washington and other American cities.
- The Department of Sociology
- The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
- Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
- Elijah Anderson Yale University
- Michelle Chatman University of the District of Columbia
- Mitchell Duneier Princeton University
- Derek Hyra American University
- Dominic Moulden ONE DC
- Maurice Jackson Georgetown University
- Parisa Norouzi Empower DC
- William Spriggs AFL-CIO and Howard University