with Dr. TAMMY L. BROWN
BOOK READING & DISCUSSION, 3rd FLOOR DISCOVERY ROOM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2 p.m.
Join us at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. as Dr. Tammy L. Brown shares a reading and discusses her book, City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York. Dr. Brown, a writer, educator and artist, earned her B.A. in International History from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in American History and African Diasporic Studies from Princeton University. As Assistant Professor of Black World Studies and History at Miami University of Ohio, her teachings, writings and service to her community are connected through her interest in art, technology and biography as a methodological approach. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Dr. Brown comes from a family of educators, artists, and entrepreneurs who value life-long learning, spirituality and public engagement.
In City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York, Dr. Brown uses the life stories of Caribbean intellectuals as ‘windows’ into the dynamic history of immigration to New York and the long battle for racial equality in modern America. Dr. Brown argues that biography, historical context and civic engagement provide a framework for understanding how Caribbean intellectuals leveraged their African-diasporic identities to both challenge racism and push for the reform of American democracy.
City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
3rd Floor Discovery Room
Cost: Free with Admission
For more information about this and other programming, visit freedomcenter.org.