Nelson George on Brooklyn’s African American Bohemia at BHS Thursday Evening

Nelson George, author, most recently of The Plot Against Hip Hop (published by Brooklyn based Akashic Books), and film director will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) this Thursday evening, March 15, starting at 7:00 p.m., for a screening of his new documentary Brooklyn Boheme.

[C]o-directed with Diane Paragas…[t]his film chronicles the African American artistic movements that took place in the Fort Greene area of Brooklyn during the 1980s and 1990s. The film includes Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Branford Marsalis, and Saul Williams. A discussion with co-director Nelson George will follow the screening.

This event is part of BHS’s Inventing Brooklyn series. Admission is free for BHS members; non-members must pay museum admission, which is: $6 for adults; $4 for seniors over 62, students (college students must show ID) 12 and over, and teachers; and free for children under 12.


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