Talley's Corner Revisited Event: Oct 19th 2-6pm

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.

Sponsored By

  • 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