Moving Emancipation into Equality: A Conversation on Post-Civil War Brooklyn with Carla Peterson, author of Black Gotham
The Brooklyn Historical Society presents historians Carla Peterson and Prithi Kanakamedala as they examine the efforts of NY’s black elite to build institutions and equal status during the post- Civil War era.
In 2011, Professor Carla Peterson published a landmark book: Black Gotham - A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York (Yale University Press). An article about the book and Professor Peterson's research was published in the summer 2011 New York Researcher. In 2012, she launched a website/blog addressing much of the subject matter covered in the book at www.blackgothamarchive.org, which is a boon to researchers on the subject. You can reserve tickets here or learn more about the event at http://brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html.