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Flatbush + Main Episode 21: Doing History

In Episode 21 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia dig into what we do at Brooklyn Historical Society: engaging our many visitors and constituents in the process of doing history.

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Flatbush + Main Episode 10: Civic Responsibility, Then and Now – Recorded Live!

Episode 10 of Flatbush + Main is a special one – it was recorded live on January 11, 2017 in BHS’s beautiful Othmer Library. In a public program called “Civic Responsibility, Then and Now: A View from the Archives,” co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia honored the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. by exploring the practice of history as a form of civic engagement, and reflected on the recent election by considering lessons from Brooklyn activists of the past. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Continue reading

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Taylor Branch at BHS Library Dinner

On March 8, 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Annual Library Dinner.  Taylor Branch is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and author of the King Era Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. during … Continue reading

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Brooklynite Marilyn French 1929 – 2009

Feminist author Marilyn French passed away on May 2nd.  Her four-volume history of women, From Eve to Dawn, came out last year, and she was working on a memoir at the time of her death. I was surprised (and also … Continue reading

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