Aspects of the African-American Experience in NYC
FEB 06, 2013 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Concourse Level, Rooms C201, 202, & 203
February 06, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
This Gotham Center History Forum will address several 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. 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.