“Picture Recovering New York’s Black Past from a Distance”: A Conversation with Shane White and David Waldstreicher
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 – 6:30 – 8:30
What are the difficulties, and advantages, of writing the history of a people from halfway around the world? The Graduate Center’s David Waldstreicher probes this question with Shane White, the eminent Australian historian, whose contributions over the past generation have greatly enriched our understanding of African-American and New York City history. Please join us for a discussion exploring the arc of this distinguished scholar’s career, the details of his latest work, Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire, and their reflections on the cultural approach to black history.
All Gotham Center events are free and open to the public, and take place from 6:30 to 8 pm at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th Street. Seating, as always, is “first come, first served.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call (212) 817 8471.