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Gotham Fall 2010 History Forum Series: From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918 


Presenting our Gotham Fall 2010 History Forum Series


From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918

Historian Gunja SenGupta (Brooklyn College) will examine the more recent racially charged stereotype of the “welfare queen” and look back to its roots in language and institutions of poor relief and reform in the nineteenth century. She will be joined by journalist Pamela Newkirk and historian Nikhil Pal Singh (NYU). Book signing to follow.

Tickets are $8; Members, $6. No Surcharges. To purchase tickets, call 212-868-4444 or click here.

FREE STUDENTS TICKETS: Call 212 817-8215 for free tickets and say this is a “Gotham Center Special Offer.” Please provide your name, phone number and number of tickets you want held. Tickets must be picked up by 6:15 p.m.

DATE: Tuesday, November09, 2010
TIME: 6:30pm 
LOCATION: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street – Recital Hall 
CONTACT: 212.817.8215 
PRICE: $Free to students 
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