E.g., Oct 17 2017
NOV
7

Brooklyn Immigration: 1965-Present

Tue, Nov 7   9:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

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Learn about how a landmark immigration law, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (known as the “Hart-Celler Act”), acted as a catalyst for driving new waves of immigration to Brooklyn in the latter half of the 20th Century. Community experts...

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Brooklyn Collection

FEB
5

Civil Rights in Brooklyn

Mon, Feb 5   9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

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Examine Civil Rights in Brooklyn from a new angle with Dr. Clarence Taylor, Baruch College professor of Modern African American Studies, Religion & Civil Rights. Attendees will learn the specifics of local civil rights struggles through the...

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Brooklyn Collection

MAY
9

Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era

Wed, May 9   9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

PLatBPL PL@BPL Professional Learning CTLE

Immerse yourself in the history of Brooklyn’s famous Plymouth Church during the Civil War era. Historian and author Frank Decker will speak on the Ministry of Freedom that cemented the church’s role as a leader in the Abolitionist Movement and...

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Brooklyn Collection

JUN
22

Coney Island History

Fri, Jun 22   9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

PLatBPL PL@BPL Professional Learning CTLE

See Coney Island like you've never seen it before with Coney Island History Project historian and life-long resident, Charles Denson! Our tour of Coney Island explores the neighborhood's history from colonial farmland to vacationers retreat to...

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Brooklyn Collection