Black Writers in a Post-Obama America
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111 Price: $5
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The celebrated African American writer John O. Killens believed that black writers have a responsibility to their community and exhorted them to write fiction that exposed the racist treatment of black people in America. The women in Brown Girl, Brownstones, the groundbreaking novel by McArthur Genius awardee Paule Marshall, speak of using their voices as weapons against racial injustice.Buy tickets/get more info now