Reading List

List Creator

Deborah Latham-White

Columbus, Ohio

Urban Issues


  • Online

    Perpetual Neglect

    Places Journal

    The racism that plagues African Americans in life is perpetuated in death. Today there is nothing less than a preservation crisis for black burial grounds across the country.

  • Online

    Public In/Formation

    Places Journal

    Now more than ever, we need to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange. Librarians and archivists should be involved in curating urban data.

  • Online

    Memphis Burning

    Places Journal

    To understand racial inequality in America, start with housing. Here, in the nation’s poorest major city, the segregationist roots go deep.

  • Online

    The Third Rail

    Places Journal

    In Baltimore, public investment — and disinvestment — in transportation have figured greatly in the persistence of racial and economic inequality.

  • Online

    Houston’s Quiet Revolution

    Places Journal

    A modern settlement house movement is brewing in Texas. Have organizers figured out the secret to reviving the immigrant dream?

  • Online

    Washington Park Cemetery

    Places Journal

    Photographing the history of disruption at an African-American burial ground in St. Louis.

  • Online

    Housing and Hope

    Places Journal

    The global struggle for housing as a human right emphasizes the relationship of secure housing to personal dignity and full citizenship.

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