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Events in January 2023

  • Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity

    Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity

    Jan 19, 2023

    January 19, 2023

    6:00 p.m. – 7:oo p.m. 

    Via Zoom

    Join us on January 19th at 6PM for a virtual conversation about Parkchester, one of HDC’s 2022 Six to Celebrate, with Yeshiva University professor, Jeffrey Gurock.

    Born and raised in Parkchester, Professor Gurock is an internationally-recognized expert in the discipline of American Jewish history. He is the author or editor of twenty-four books, including Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity (NYU Press), published in October 2019.

    In his book, Professor Gurock explains how and why a “get along” spirit prevailed in Parkchester after the neighborhood was opened to all ethnicities. Until the late 1960s, Parkchester was off-limits to African Americans and Latinos.Gurock explains the process of integration that took place once the community was opened to all and explains why transition was made without the significant turmoil and violence that marked integration in other parts of the city.

    As a child of Parkchester himself, Gurock couples his critical expertise as leading scholar of New York City’s history with an insider’s insight in producing a thoughtful, nuanced understanding of ethnic and race relations in the city.

    The conversation will be moderated by Angel Hernandez, president of the Huntington Free Library and co-chair of HDC’s Bronx Borough Landmarks Preservation Committee.


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