Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society this Week

Tomorrow (Monday, November 2) evening at 6:30 there will be a screening of Brother Outsider, a documentary about the life of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin (photo). Co-producer Mridu Chandra and Walter Naegle, Rustin’s surviving partner, will be there to discuss the film. The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

On Wednesday evening, November 4, also at 6:30, there will be a panel discussion: “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Brooklyn Trial of KGB Spy Rudolf Abel.”

Soviet spy rings on American soil? Microphotographs hidden in hollow nickels? It may seem the stuff of a Hollywood espionage thriller, but this all happened in our backyard. Hear the true story of Spielberg and Hanks’ latest film, Bridge of Spies, when a panel of experts shines a light on Cold War Brooklyn and the case of KGB spy Rudolf Abel.

Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood members. You may purchase or reserve tickets here.

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