Interview with Jonathan Gill, author of Harlem

Welcome to the inaugural podcast, with Jonathan Gill, the author of Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America.  We were in the basement of a conference hotel, but other than occasional crackling and splotches, it went pretty well. (We might have a bad cable. Just pretend you are…

Today’s Protests Are Centuries in the Making

This was first published in the Gotham Gazette on December 29, 2014. Today’s Protests are Centuries in the Making The tragic deaths of Eric Garner, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu offer New Yorkers an opportunity to have a real conversation about our city’s sordid racial history. Racial politics may have come a long way in a…