Many CBH Talks were recorded. To view, visit the Center for Brooklyn History Talks YouTube channel at bklynlib.org/CBH-Talks.

Enacting Central Brooklyn: A Theatrical Sharing of Community and History

Wed, May 25   7:30 pm to 8:45 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

In May and June the Center for Brooklyn History opens its doors for limited, live programs! Before renovations to our ground floor begin, join us in the building for this special original...

CBH Talk: Alice Walker and Imani Perry in Conversation

Wed, May 11   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Join National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker for this conversation about the publication of her edited journals, Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice...

CBH Talk - Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands

Tue, May 10   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

In May and June the Center for Brooklyn History opens its doors for limited, live public programs! Before renovations to our ground floor begin, join us in the building for one or more of these live...

BBC World Book Café

Mon, May 9   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Join us for a special recording of World Book Café – the BBC World Service radio program which tours the world, celebrating new writing and writers.  In a lively and engaging conversation...

Out of the Box: Brooklyn's March Towards Civil Rights

Wed, May 4   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

The Center for Brooklyn History marks BPL’s 125th Anniversary with a special series showcasing our remarkable archives and collections. Join experts, eyewitnesses, and CBH staff as they uncover gems...
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CBH Talk - A Black Tale of Returning Home: Lawrence Jackson and Nelson George in Conversation

Thu, Apr 21   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

In 2016, English professor Lawrence Jackson returned to his native Baltimore, accepting a job at Johns Hopkins University. His book Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore, reflects on what...

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Out of the Box: The Brooklyn Dodgers

Wed, Apr 20   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

The Center for Brooklyn History marks BPL’s 125th Anniversary with a special series showcasing our remarkable archives and collections. Join experts, eyewitnesses, and CBH staff as they uncover gems...
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CBH Talk -Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment: A Conversation with Devon Carbado

Tue, Apr 19   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Two years after the police murder of George Floyd and the killing of Breonna Taylor—and in the wake of the more recent killings of Daunte Wright, Amir Locke, and too many other Black parents,...

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CBH Talk: Marie Yovanovitch

Thu, Apr 7   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Former Ukranian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch electrified the nation by speaking truth to power during the first impeachment of Donald Trump. In her urgent and inspiring memoir Lessons from the...

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Out of the Box: Empowering Community, the Birth and Future of a Movement

Mon, Apr 4   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

The Center for Brooklyn History marks BPL’s 125th Anniversary with a special series showcasing our remarkable archives and collections. Join experts, eyewitnesses, and CBH staff as they uncover gems...
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The Borough of Shuls and Delis: Finding Your Roots in Jewish Brooklyn

Mon, Apr 4   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Connecting with your family history can provide a sense of community, deepen personal identity, and strengthen family connections. The Brooklyn Jewish History Project at the Center for Brooklyn...

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Out of the Box: Pete Hamill's Papers

Thu, Mar 31   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

The Center for Brooklyn History marks BPL’s 125th Anniversary with a special series showcasing our remarkable archives and collections. Join experts, eyewitnesses, and CBH staff as they uncover gems...
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CBH TALK -Oded Galor on “The Journey of Humanity”

Mon, Mar 28   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Economist Oded Galor’s ground-breaking work has changed the way we understand humanity’s journey from the dawn of existence to today. His new book, The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth...

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Lenapehoking: The Tenacious Myth of the Purchase of Manhattan

Thu, Mar 24   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

This discussion, presented in connection with the 2022 Lenapehoking exhibition at Brooklyn Public Library, brings together the Lenape Center’s Joe Baker and Hadrien Coumans with indigenous lawyer and...
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Out of the Box: Brooklyn in 1896

Thu, Mar 17   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

The Center for Brooklyn History marks BPL’s 125th Anniversary with a special series showcasing our remarkable archives and collections. Join experts, eyewitnesses, and CBH staff as they uncover gems...
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CBH TALK: Five Years After Standing Rock

Thu, Mar 10   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Five years have passed since the closing of the camps at the Standing Rock Reservation, where Native activists peacefully rallied against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline,...

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The Borough of Shuls and Delis: Finding Your Roots in Jewish Brooklyn

Mon, Mar 7   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Connecting with your family history can provide a sense of community, deepen personal identity, and strengthen family connections. The Brooklyn Jewish History Project at the Center for Brooklyn...

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Lenapehoking: The History of Lenape Forced Removals

Wed, Feb 23   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

In this panel discussion commemorating the 2022 Lenapehoking exhibition at Brooklyn Public Library, the Lenape Center’s Curtis Zunigha and Joe Baker, and Indigenous historian Heather Bruegl...

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CBH TALK - How Civil Wars Start: A Conversation with Barbara F. Walter

Wed, Feb 16   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Barbara F. Walter has spent thirty years studying civil wars around the world. Now she’s become increasingly worried about what’s happening at home. Her new book, How Civil Wars Start: And How to...

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CBH TALK: Imani Perry on “South to America”

Mon, Feb 7   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from Feb 9 to Feb 7

In South to America, Imani Perry, Princeton University Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies, returns to her native...

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The Borough of Shuls and Delis: Finding Your Roots in Jewish Brooklyn

Mon, Feb 7   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Connecting with your family history can provide a sense of community, deepen personal identity, and strengthen family connections. The Brooklyn Jewish History Project at the Center for Brooklyn...

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CBH TALK - Black is Beautiful: 60th Anniversary of the Transformative Fashion Show, "Naturally ‘62"

Thu, Feb 3   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Join the Center for Brooklyn History as we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Naturally ‘62 fashion show. This groundbreaking 1962 event featured Black models (referred to as Grandassa Models...

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CBH TALK: Discovering the Last Slave Ship: A Conversation with Ben Raines

Mon, Jan 31   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

For 160 years the fate of the last known slave ship bringing captives from Africa to the United States remained a mystery. In 2018 journalist Ben Raines discovered the remains of the infamous...

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CBH TALK - "The Fifties: An Underground History" with James R. Gaines and Daniel Okrent

Wed, Jan 19   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

In his new book The Fifties: An Underground History, James R. Gaines complicates the conventional narrative of the Fifties as a decade of conformity. By portraying a series of brave individuals...

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The Borough of Shuls and Delis: Finding your roots in Jewish Brooklyn

Fri, Jan 14   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Connecting with your family history can provide a sense of community, deepen personal identity, and strengthen family connections. The Brooklyn Jewish History Project at the Center for Brooklyn...

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