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ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK winning author Jennifer Egan, in conversation with Meredith Wisner, former Asst. Director of Archives at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Manhattan Beach researcher and oral historian Zaheer Ali from the Brooklyn Historical Society. Together they will paint a picture of day-to-day life along the Brooklyn Waterfront during WWII and celebrate the enormous contribution of women and African Americans who worked at the Navy Yard in 1940s. Together they will examine how the Brooklyn Navy Yard became an indelible central character in Jennifer Egan’s book, Manhattan Beach. Moderated by Alexis Coe.

Click here to view this event at our BPL Presents page beginning from 4 PM, April 11, 2020. Please note: this program will be available for 24 hours. For more videos, please follow us on YouTube or Facebook.

Photo credit Pieter M. Van Hattem

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