The African American Irish Diaspora Network, in partnership with New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Office of Global Inclusion, and the John Brademas Center, along with NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces its December 12, 2023 public interview with renowned American historian, Leslie M. Harris.
Leslie M. Harris is Professor of History and African American Studies at Northwestern University. A specialist in Pre-Civil War African American history, she is the author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and the editor of four books on the history of slavery. In this program, she will discuss the flight of African Americans from New York City, especially in the aftermath of the violence of 1863.
Black, Brown and Green Voices is a documentation strategy and public humanities initiative founded by Miriam Nyhan Grey. Grey is a founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network.
NYU’s Kimberly DaCosta, author of Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007), will introduce the program.
The program is presented with support from the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Program.