In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a lecture series by eminent scholars discussing their most recent works on the Civil War. In this program, author David W. Blight will discuss his newest book, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, and the ever-changing nature of the Civil War in American memory. This series is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit www.bryantpark.org.
Location: This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pricing: Free Admission. No advance reservation is required.
Speaker Bio(s): David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author of American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, releasing in fall 2011.
Collaborators: Produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press.