Brand-new Wagner College history professor Brett Palfreyman will be one of the panelists in a conversation at the Museum of the City of New York, “Hamilton & Friends: Portraiture in Early New York,” on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Visit the MCNY website for details.
Location: Museum of City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029
The History Department is hosting guest speaker and WWII veteran William Morris.
His daughter, Delores N. Morris, wrote the book "The Soldier Who Wagged Her Tail: A Black Veteran's Story of WWII" as a recounting of his experiences during WWII and a tribute to his dog who saved his life during battle.
According to the author, "this book traces his journey from his close-knit neighborhood in Staten Island to the frozen battlefields of Europe, then back home to an Army camp in Georgia that other soldiers have described as a “concentration camp for black troops."
Anne Heller, author, Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times (New Harvest, 2015) delves into the life of one of the most insightful and controversial female Jewish writers of the 20th century. Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: the Banality of Evil was based in part on her notes while covering Eichmann's trial in 1961 for The New Yorker.
Arendt depicted the Nazi, not as a monster, but as an ordinary bureaucrat responsible for millions of deaths of Jews. Heller traces Arendt's Jewish identity from an assimilated German family to the literary circles of New York.