Professor Adam McKible Visits Beatley Central Library 

Professor Adam McKible of John Jay College will visit Beatley Central on Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. to speak about his discovery of When Washington Was in Vogue. He'll uncover the identity of its anonymous author, and the life and legacy of E.C. Williams. Located in the Large Meeting Room.

 

 

"Set during the Harlem Renaissance, Davy Carr has just moved to Washington, D.C. to research the African slave trade and is boarding at the home of the Rhodes family. In a series of letters to his friend in Harlem, Davy chronicles the 1920s social life of the black bourgeoisie, comparing it to the allures of Harlem and revealing the deep-seated tensions within the race, the “color lines within the color line.” At its core, this novel by Williams, the first professionally trained black librarian in the U.S., is a love story with the sensibilities of an all-black-cast Vanity Fair, rendered with the keen eye of a sociologist."  --From Booklist