The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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2/6 – History alumni on “Aspects of the African-American Experience in NYC”

Aspects of the African-American Experience in NYC
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
, 6:30-8 PM
Concourse Level, Rooms C201, 202 and 203

This Forum will address several different aspects of the African-American experience in NYC as examined by recent Ph.D.’s from the CUNY Graduate Center. Kristopher Burrell will examine the role of ideology in the New York City civil rights movement and specifically the relationship between black intellectuals and the challenges to American liberalism during the mid-1960s. Kevin McGruder will speak about the making of Harlem’s Strivers’ Row while Carla Dubose will discuss the foundations of the Black South Bronx. And Thomas Harbison will speak about the changing priorities for the reform of Harlem’s public schools between 1914 and 1954.


This spring, the Gotham Center will require registration but no fee for ONLY TWO (2) of its seven (7) Forums. Those two Forums will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2013 and Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

ALL OTHER FORUMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with no reservations required. Admittance to the events will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. All Forums begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 212-817-8471.

All Forums are FREE for CUNY Graduate students.

Unless otherwise noted, all Forums take place at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue at 34th Street.

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