Join the Olmsted Network on Monday, May 22 from 6 – 8:00 PM (ET) for an exclusive showing of 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. 

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

This program has been submitted to ASLA for continuing education credits. 

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