Marcus Anthony Hunter, assistant professor of sociology and African American studies in the UCLA College, will discuss his book, “Black Citymakers: How The Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America” (Oxford University Press, 2013) on Thursday, Feb. 12, noon to 1 p.m. in the Bunche Center Library and Media Center, 135 Haines Hall.

Hunter's book revisits the Black Seventh Ward neighborhood in Philadelphia —  immortalized in the W.E.B DuBois book, "The Philadelphia Negro"  — and follows its transformation from a predominately black neighborhood to an upper-class white area in the span of a century. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the talk.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is the latest in the Bunche Center Author Series presented by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.