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Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont St.

128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States


Well Behaved People Rarely Make History

A mother of three who plots to escape a Muslim Uighur detention facility; a racketeer who rises in the male-dominated Harlem mafia to fund her community and take on the Italian mob as Prohibition ends; five teenagers hailing from throughout the global south who risk their lives on seeking asylum and a better future. These are stories of brave people refusing to accept their presumed fates across generations, cultures, and unimaginable obstacles. Join the journey with Tracy White (Unaccompanied), Elizabeth Colomba (Queenie), and Anthony Del Col (I Escaped a Chinese Internment Camp). Moderated by Dr. Shamika Mitchell, SUNY Rockland Community College.

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