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Conversations at the Newberry

Two speakers. No moderator. One free-ranging conversation on a topic steeped in history and yet palpably of-the-moment. “Conversations at the Newberry” is intended to be the out-loud, public equivalent of what happens here every day when readers encounter books and manuscripts. It brings to the Newberry pairs of authors who are deeply interested in and knowledgeable about a humanities-related topic that deserves attention today and into the future.

Past “Conversations at the Newberry”

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Conversations at the Newberry
Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris
Hybrid In-person AND virtual event - register now
In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” historians Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris will discuss the country’s current divisions over presenting difficult history in public spaces and school classrooms. They’ll help us understand the most contentious issues at the center of these debates, while providing historical context for how they have changed over time.