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Today: Carla Peterson, Black Gotham

  Tuesday, March 22, 5pm: A lecture celebrating the publication of Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City, by Carla Peterson, Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Co-sponsored by the...

Billy Jo Jive

This morning, while watching some old school Sesame Street with my kid, we came across a sketch I’d completely forgotten about — but one I absolutely loved growing up. It’s something like a blend of Encyclopedia Brown and Fat Albert, with a...

The City Concealed: Weeksville

Channel 13 has a new episode of The City Concealed, dealing with the nineteenth-century African American village Weeksville, now swallowed up in Central Brooklyn. By way of prose intro, here’s some background from the Weeksville Heritage Center:In 1838, only...