Join us as Jeanne Theoharis, distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College, talks about her latest award-winning book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: the Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History. Theoharis will discuss the ways in which the Civil Rights movement was much more complex and nuanced than it appeared, and that its foes are were dangerous as they continue their influence to this day.
A More Beautiful and Terrible History was the 2018 winner of the BPL Literary Prize for non-fiction.
There will be a reception at 6:30. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00