Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto by Camilo Jose Vergara
FEB 11, 2014 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
February 11, 2014: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Free, Registration Required
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Writer-photographer Camilo José Vergara’s deeply personal Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto is an unprecedented record of urban change. Vergara, a MacArthur fellow, will talk about the neighborhood he chronicled for 43 years, documenting segregation, poverty, and crime, and eventually, economic recovery, gentrification, and racial integration. Eric K. Washington, author of Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem; Phil Bicker, senior photo editor at Time; and Sharon Zukin, professor of sociology at the Graduate Center, join in the discussion. Cosponsored by the Gotham Center for New York City History.