The Black Calhouns
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Gail Lumet Buckley, Jonathan Alter (moderator)
Thu, February 22nd, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Author Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of superstar and activist Lena Horne, explores the remarkable history of her family’s experience in America from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Join her for a story that spans vital moments in American history from the Jim Crow South to the Harlem Renaissance and plays host to leaders and icons from W. E. B. Du Bois to Robert Kennedy.

Gail Lumet Buckley is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Jonathan Alter (moderator) is an award-winning journalist and television analyst.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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