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Booktalk: Tightrope-A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama
Start Date: 3/4/2015Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 3/4/2015End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:


​Tightrope: A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama by Gail Garfield

March 4, 2015
Conference Room, 9th fl.

Tightrope: A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama explores race and politics in the United States, addressing racial inequalities and injustices that have led to a point in history where, seemingly improbably, Americans have elected (and re-elected) a black man as president. We, as a nation, have taken precarious steps to arrive at the age of Obama, while remaining steeped in contradictions. Our steps on this racial tightrope are a work in progress—a history in the making—that will largely influence who we are and who we hope to become as Americans.

Gail Garfield retraces our steps along this wavering racial tightrope, weaving in her own experiences, including her childhood in the Jim Crow south, with the nation’s broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift in America’s racial landscape.Tightrope challenges readers to reflect on their own steps on the racial tightrope and to ask basic questions about racial identity and progress in the United States.

*All book talks are free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. The events will be recorded (pending authors permission)
Location Information:
Conference Room 9.64  (View Map)
899 Tenth Avenue
New York City, NY 10019

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