On Monday evening, June 8, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Lacey Schwartz’s (photo) documentary film Little White Lies, a “provocative documentary about being a biracial woman who grew up believing she was white.” Ms. Schwartz will be present, and after the screening will engage in a discussion led by Lise Funderberg, author of Black, White, Other. Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets here.
On Wednesday evening, June 10, starting at 6:30, co-authors Timothy Dwyer and Marc Peyser will read from and discuss their book Hissing Cousins, in which they
shine a light on the infamous rivalry between politically-adverse first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt, a liberal icon and champion of human rights, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, a stalwart Republican and sharp-tongued critic of FDR’s administration.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood members. You may reserve tickets here.