National Building Museum

Film Screening: Landscapes of Exclusion

Monday, May 22, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
National Building Museum

 Landscapes of Exclusion

In Person Program  

Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South 

Based on the award-winning book by William E. O'Brien, the film underscores the profound inequality that persisted for decades in the number, size, and quality of state park spaces provided for Black visitors across the South. Even though it has largely faded from public awareness, the imprint of segregated design remains visible in many state parks. Emphasizing the events leading to integration in the 1960s, this film features commentary by author William E. O'Brien and the architect Arthur J. Clement, who attended a segregated state park as a child. Dramatic images and live footage bring this painful history into contemporary focus.                                       

A panel discussion will follow the film screening. 

In Collaboration with the National Building Museum, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is pleased to present this event free of charge for attendees. Registration is required. 

Online registration has ended. Walk up registration starts at 5:30pm. Please use the 5th Street entrance. 

Program Schedule:
Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Program Starts at 6 pm
Reception from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

This program qualifies for 1.5 ASLA LA CES units. 

This program is supported by the Darwina L. Neal Cultural Landscape Fund for adult programs focusing on cultural landscapes. 

Image: Guys Swimming, courtesy of LALH

Source: Library of American Landscape History (LALH)



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