Insurrection: Rebellion, Civil Rights, and the Paradoxical State of Black Citizenship
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Our popular outdoor lecture series is back! The New-York Historical Society is thrilled to once again partner with the Bryant Park Reading Room to present a series of free programs in the park. Now in its 13th summer, this year’s Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room series features a wide array of fascinating talks on immigration and civil rights, presidents and popes, monuments, and memorialization.
The 1807 Insurrection Act, which gives the president the ability to deploy federal military forces in response to lawlessness or rebellion, has been utilized a number of times since it was enacted. However, its usage has been inconsistent and inextricably linked to the perceived threat of Black American equity. Through this historical lens, attorney Hawa Allan examines the paradoxical state of Black citizenship.
Hawa Allan is an attorney and author, whose debut book is Insurrection: Rebellion, Civil Rights, and the Paradoxical State of Black Citizenship.
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This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.
This program will be held at the outdoor Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.
Inclement Weather: In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org or nyhistory.org for the most up to date information. You may also contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at email@example.com or 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.