In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly half-a-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhood burned to the ground. When insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. An acclaimed documentary, "Decade of Fire" explores a blind spot of American urban history and reveals how the local community chose to resist, remain, and rebuild. Between Oct. 5 and Oct. 19, please view the film. After viewing the film, please join us on Zoom for a talk by Gretchen Hildebran, co-director, followed by a Q&A.
- Click here to view "Decade of Fire."
- Click here to register for the Zoom presentation.
- Click here to view the "Decade of Fire" trailer on YouTube.
- Click here to view the related video, "Defending Your Block: How to Stay, Fight, and Build" on Vimeo.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of French and Francophone Studies, Growth and Structure of Cities, Political Science, and Sociology.