Our Society is co-sponsoring a talk and book-signing by Dr. Emily Bernard, author of “Black is the Body: Stories from my Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine.”
In a review by Maureen Corrigan, book editor for National Public Radio, Bernard “writes about growing up black in the South and living black as an adult in the snow globe state of Vermont. She considers subjects that hit close to the bone like the loving complications of her own interracial marriage and adopting her two daughters from Ethiopia.”
Bernard, who has a PhD from Yale University and teaches at the University of Vermont, is a contributing editor at “The American Scholar.” Her first book, “Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten,” was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Her talk, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., New York, is Saturday, April 6, from 11 am to 1 pm.