The History Forum showcases the best new work on New York City
history and builds bridges between the city's past and present. Presentations
by, and conversations with, historians and history makers are moderated by Suzanne Wasserman, Director of the Gotham Center.
ALL SPRING 2015 FORUMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seating is "first come, first served." Please RSVP for the February 24 and April 8 events.
All sessions are held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York,
365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street. For more information please email or call the
Gotham Center at 212-817-8474 or check Current Forums
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Black Entertainers and New York City History
Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-8 PM
Elebash Recital Hall
RSVP here: (reservations open in January)
Please join us for a panel discussion on the history of black entertainment in New York, with Judy Smith, author of a forthcoming biography of Harry Belafonte; Gayle Wald, author of a forthcoming book on the TV show "Soul!;” Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of the recently released Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics during World War II; and Ruth Feldstein, author of How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement.