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Women's History Salons
Family Ties in the Deep South with the Author of 'Sisters and Rebels'
Carol Berkin, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
Wed, November 13th, 2019 | 5:30 pm
(Members $12)

This event is canceled. Refunds will be issued.

Join us at the Center for Women's History for thrilling programs and intimate conversations with scholars, journalists, artists, activists, businesswomen, and more amazing leaders of today. Guided by its expert committee of scholars, the Center has a full calendar of public events and salons to explore. 


Explore a fascinating intersection of the personal and political with author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall as she discusses her book, Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, a triple biography of three sisters. Born in Georgia in the late 19th century, the Lumpkins were descended from slaveholders and steeped in a culture of white supremacy. But their lives took on wildly different trajectories when the younger two moved away and embraced progressive politics. Book signing with the author to follow the program.

Carol Berkin (moderator) is Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and past president of the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the Labor and Working Class History Association.


Skylight Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee particpation. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by
Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, 
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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