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
Gill will be available for book signing after the lecture. The book is available
for purchase in the R-MC bookstore 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
This event is free and open to the public.