Black Entertainers and New York City History
FEB 24, 2015 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
February 24, 2015: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Free, Reservations Required
The Gotham Center welcomes four authors—whose subjects range from Harry Belafonte, to the PBS show Soul!, to women artists from the ’40s through the Civil Rights Movement—for a unique discussion on black entertainment in New York. Participants include Judy Smith (UMass Boston), author of Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical; Gayle Wald (George Washington University), author of It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television; Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia University), author of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II; and Ruth Feldstein (Rutgers-Newark), author of How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement.
Presented by GC Public Programs. Co-sponsored by the Gotham Center for NYC History.