Check out these events coming up this month at the Brooklyn Historical Society:
Two Sides Sounding: The Unsung City
Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 pm
$20/$15 for BHS and Green-Wood Members
New music ensemble Two Sides Sounding sings the stories of everyday heroes fighting the system in New York City. This BEAT Festival concert features the premiere of Bruce Bailey, an “urban cantata” about the life of the late tenants’ rights activist, and the opera scene Stop and Frisk, a look at two childhood friends in conflict over a police incident.
An Urban Education in Three Acts: Hold Fast to Dreams, Deborah Meier and Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School
Wednesday, September 17, 7 pm
$5/Free for BHS and Green-Wood Members
Joshua Steckel and Beth Zasloff, authors of Hold Fast to Dreams join renowned educator Deborah Meier for an eye-opening discussion of the extreme challenges faced by low-income students reaching for a higher education. Teacher Lisa Wilde and two former students add to the conversation with a spoken word/rap performance based on Wilde’s zine Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.
Black Churches and the Civil Rights Movement: A Legacy of Activism
Thursday, September 18, 6:30 pm
Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Organizations and co-chair of Mayor de Blasio’s transition team, moderates a lively conversation inspired by the experiences of her father, Rev. William A. Jones, who used his pulpit at Bed-Stuy’s Bethany Baptist Church to lead the charge for social change. Panelists include other pastors who contributed significantly to the battle for civil rights: Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry of House of the Lord, Rev. David B. Cousin, Sr., of Bridge Street AME and Rev. Dr. John L. Scott of St. John’s Baptist Church.
Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 21, 10 am – 6 pm
Join thousands of book lovers as they descend on BHS for an entire day of exciting literary-themed events, including panel discussions, readings, book signings and more.
(Photo Courtesy Brooklyn Historical Society)