Upcoming Schomburg Society Events
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|Tue, January 23|
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author TalksBunk: Kevin Young with Rebecca Carroll
The Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on the “Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News” In his most recent book, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon—the legacy of P.T. Barnum’s “humbug“ culminating with the currency of ”fake news.“ Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the…
|Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium||Adults,|
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