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Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen and Yancey Strickler, Co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter
Please note new date: Thu, Feb 25
$5/Free for BHS & G-W Members
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Phone: 718-222-4111

Yancey Strickler, co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, chats with Randy Cohen in this latest installment of Person Place Thing. Yancey served as Kickstarter’s Head of Community and Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New York Magazine and Pitchfork, to name just a few.

Tales from the Vault: The Carte de Visite
Thu, Feb 25, 6:30 pm
$5/Free for BHS and G-W Members
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Phone: 718-222-4111

Join us in our library as we explore the many dimensions of the carte de visite, the popular 19th century portrait featured prominently in our Personal Correspondents exhibition. BHS Managing Director of Library and Archives Julie May will discuss the photograph’s process and popularity throughout its heyday, share rarely seen examples from our collections, and highlight the many studios that participated in its proliferation throughout Brooklyn. And thanks to The Penumbra Foundation, we will have a real carte de visite camera and other photographic studio items on view during the program!

Monday, February 15, 2016

"Green Book Chronicles"

The Green Book Chronicles
Thu, Feb 18, 6:30 pm

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In the mid-1930s, postal worker Victor H. Green used his resources at the post office to compile the Green Book, a network of white and black-owned businesses that would welcome African American travelers throughout the South during segregation. Green’s efforts helped African Americans travel safely for nearly 30 years, until the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, when publication of the guide ceased. 

Awareness of the guide faded until award-winning author and playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey started work on The Green Book Chronicles, a documentary that will chronicle the rise and fall of the Green Book as told by those who were around to use it. Join us for a conversation with Ramsey, who will share raw footage from the upcoming film. Please be advised that this is not a screening of the entire film, but a rare opportunity to see raw footage before the film is complete.