February 28, 2022 Program: “Mapping Black History in Redlands”

In celebration of Black History month, Dr. Jennifer Tilton, University of Redlands Associate Professor of Race and Ethnic Studies, will present a program on “Mapping Black History in Redlands.” Dr. Tilton will share stories, maps and photos of Black community history in Redlands from 1910 through the mid-1960s.

 University of Redlands students have been drawing on newly collected oral histories and photos, creating StoryMaps using ESRI’s software programs. The story maps bring the historic community which centered around the Redlands Second Baptist church to life and help us understand how histories of housing and employment discrimination have shaped the development of the city of Redlands. In this talk, Dr. Tilton will share this work in progress and invite the community to share their own stories and memories that can help us tell a more diverse and inclusive history of our region. Census data was used to plot the locations of Black community since 1910.

 Dr. Tilton received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Michigan in Anthropology and American Culture. Her B.A. was obtained at Princeton University in Anthropology. In 2010 her book, “Dangerous or Endangered: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America” was published.

Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. The program can be viewed in person at the Contemporary Club, located at 173 S. Eureka Street at 7 p.m. Access to the program can be viewed via Zoom at the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85738894873

Dr. Jennifer Tilton