Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Carla Peterson: Black Gotham: A Family History

"One of my great finds was here at the Library of Congress, in Frederick Douglass' Paper. If you really want to do your research properly, you have to go to all the archives, all the libraries you can find, because what they have--libraries have many of the same issues, but not always...." (around 29:00)
Brilliant talk by the author of Black Gotham: A Family History, inspiring as ever five years on. University of Maryland Emeritus Professor Carla Peterson is the great granddaughter of distinguished New York pharmacist Philip Augustus White (1823-1891).

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