Upcoming Speaking Event at UM Libraries’ Campus Author Series

As director of the Black Gotham Archive, this Wednesday, March 7th at 4:30pm I will be giving a talk as part of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Speaking of Books… Conversations with Campus Authors series. I will be speaking on my recently published book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City. (Yale UP, 2011).

During the 2011-12 academic year, I am completing a faculty fellowship at MITH which has fortunately allowed me to create the Black Gotham Archive, an interactive website that dives into the cultural and narrative history of the lives of nineteenth-century black New Yorkers. Throughout the course of the year, I am giving book talks across the country. A complete calendar of my events is listed to the right.

The Speaking of Books… Conversations with Campus Authors series of author talks and signings was begun in 2005 by the University of Maryland Libraries’ Humanities Librarians to highlight new and interesting research by faculty members from all schools and colleges at the University of Maryland. These free events are open to all members of the campus community and the general public. Each author will answer questions following his or her talk and sign books, which will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.


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