A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Wednesday, February 23rd 6:30 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street – Recital Hall
Co-sponsored by the Leon Levy Center for Biography
Black Gotham (Yale University Press) is a fascinating look at a little-known segment of American history: African-American elites in New York City in the 19th century, told through Carla Peterson’s intriguing account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors, and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City.
Book signing to follow
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