Jonathan Gill, professor of American history and literature at the University of Amsterdam and author of Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America, will be a featured speaker for R-MC's observance of Black History Month. R-MC will host Gill on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room in Andrews Hall.
Harlem is an iconic neighborhood in the American mind and culture. From Henry Hudson's interactions with Native Americans through revolutionary war skirmishes to the growth of an industrialized city, the history of Harlem is representative of the story of the entire nation. As Harlem became an urban focal point for immigrants from all over the world, it also became a center of the Civil Rights movement and African-American artistic culture.
Gill will be available for book signing after the lecture. The book is available for purchase in the R-MC Campus Store and will also be available during the lecture.
For more information, contact Lynda Wright, associate professor and head of technical services, McGraw-Page Library, at (804) 752-4712 or email@example.com.
This event is free and open to the public.