20 Years Since the Crown Heights Riot
Medgar Evers College (1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn)
Listen as historians and community members respond to oral history interviews with Crown Heights residents recorded in the 1990s and 2010. What’s changed? What’s stayed the same? The panel will include the following guests: co-curators of the Crown Heights History Project, 1993-1994 Craig Wilder, professor of American History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn, and Jill Vexler, anthropologist and curator of exhibitions about cultural identity and social history; Dexter Wimberly, curator of the Crown Heights Gold exhibition at the Skylight Gallery; Rabbi Eli Cohen, Executive Director of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council; and Alex Kelly, organizer of Crown Heights Oral History – Listen To This and the student interview team from Paul Robeson High School. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Women’s Development and the President’s Office at Medgar Evers College.