Malcolm Cammeron

Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Dissertation Title:
The Bulldozer and the Movement: The Gadsden Freedom Struggle in the Age of Urban Renewal

Malcolm Cammeron is a doctoral candidate in the department of History at the University of Virginia.  Malcolm's dissertation explores the intersections of urban planning, urban and environmental equalities, and social movements in the U.S. South. Following World War II, many southern cities undertook ambitious planning and development initiatives to fuel the region’s growth, drive modernization, and fortify Jim Crow. His dissertation is a case study that examines how contestation over changing urban environments informed the local Black freedom struggle.

University of Virginia