Intimate Portraits: African Americans in the Antebellum South Village
A lecture with Gunja SenGupta

Celebrate African-American History Month with Village Preservation as we explore the Village’s often forgotten African-American heritage. Professor Gunja SenGupta of Brooklyn College will trace the history of black Greenwich Village from slavery to tentative freedom in 1827 and beyond. Drawing on rich visual and archival resources, Prof. SenGupta will offer us insight into the lives of African Americans who lived in the Village in the decades before the Civil War and will examine who they were, where they came from, how they interacted with their immigrant and migrant neighbors, and how their community adapted to an environment of heightened racism and economic instability.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
6:30 pm

Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas