Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

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.

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  • Andrew Porter

    I have often noticed here in NYC, truly the melting pot, that bi- and perhaps even tri-racial people are common here, while some places, especially in the South, they are few and far between. I’m happy to say that people here fall in love despite the racial, gender, and religious rules that used to govern so much of our behavior.

  • ClaudeScales

    On my visit last September to my old home city, Tampa, a genuinely Southern city unlike Miami, I was pleasantly surprised to see many bi-racial couples, often with children.