Talks at the Schomburg: The New Black
Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Join Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence Biele Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and editor of The New Black: What Has Changed—And What Has Not—With Race in America for a conversation on the contemporary state of American race relations. Mack will be joined on stage by some of the country’s most celebrated and original thinkers on race who contributed provocative and insightful essays including Paul Butler, Law Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Elizabeth Alexander, author and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University and Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia University and columnist at The Nation.
A book signing will follow the program.
When & Where
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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