Moving Emancipation into Equality: A Conversation on Post-Civil War Brooklyn with Carla Peterson, author of Black Gotham

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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, which is a boon to researchers on the subject.  You can reserve tickets here or learn more about the event at

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
The Brooklyn Historical Society