Busted in New York: Darryl Pinckney with Margo Jefferson SOLD OUT
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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From the paintings of Kara Walker to the leadership of Booker T. Washington, the new anthology by the celebrated critic and novelist is a compendium history of race in America.
Asking how we arrived at the current moment of racial division, Cullman Center alum Darryl Pinckney reminds his readers that “white supremacy isn’t back; it never went away.” Busted in New York reaches back in time to trace the lineage of black intellectual history, considers the eighteenth-century Guadeloupean composer Joseph Bologne, meditates on the legacy of James Baldwin, and includes Pinckney’s own coverage of landmark moments including the Million Man March, Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, and the grassroots protests in Ferguson, Missouri. The cumulative effect of the essays—many of which were previously published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and The New York Review of Books—is a contextualization of recent history in a manner only Pinckney’s prose can articulate.
Pinckney will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, Margo Jefferson.Buy tickets/get more info now