Celebrate Black History Month with the Brooklyn Historical Society and a special talk delving into the history, impact and future of black-owned businesses in the borough.
Debating that history and the connection between economic power and the fight for equality will be historian Jason Bartlett, Cynthia Gordy Giwa editor-in-chief of Black-Owned Brooklyn, and Jyll Hubbard-Salk, founder of Crown Heights yoga studio Urban Asanas. The conversation will be moderated by Selena Hill, Digital Editor at Black Enterprise and host of “What’s Eating Harlem.”
The program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “The Business of Brooklyn,” which runs through February 17. The exhibition explores 100 years of doing business in the borough, from family shops to massive factories.
The talk will take place on Monday, February 11 at BHS, located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. but you can arrive at 5:15 p.m. for a pre-program reception. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for BHS Members. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
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