Talks
Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 6:30–7:30 pm ET | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Farah Jasmine Griffin has spent years rooted in the culture of Black genius and the legacy of books that her father left her after he passed away when she was nine. As a professor, she has devoted herself to passing these works and their wisdom on to generations of students. In a special talk and reading, Professor Griffin entwines memoir, history, and art while grappling with the continuing struggle for Black freedom and the ongoing project that is American democracy.

Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature, is chair of African American and African Diaspora studies, director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, and William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West,
New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS

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Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold onsite up until the program start time.

LIVESTREAMING

Unable to attend in person? Join us via livestream!
Livestream Access: $30 (Members $20)

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All sales are final; refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, livestreaming tickets will be available via online purchase up until the program start time.

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