Tuesday March 13
King Hall, Room 1303
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
One Misstep from Free Fall: Living the Black Middle Class in Harlem
Bruce D. Haynes is professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-Class Suburb (2001) and the coeditor of The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies (2011), and The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America (forthcoming August 2018 NYU Press).
Bruce D. Haynes and Syma Solovitch will discuss and read from their book, Down the Up Staircase: Three Generations of a Harlem Family (Columbia University, 2017). This “sociological memoir” explores the tides of change that pushed blacks forward through the twentieth century—the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the early civil rights victories, the Black Power and Black Arts movements—and the forces that ravaged black communities, including Haynes's own.
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