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LIVE from the NYPL- Blacks in American Democracy: DARRYL PINCKNE The Robert B. Silvers Lecture Co-presented with The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers WHEN: Thursday, November 29 @ 7pm WHERE: The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street), Celeste Bartos Forum TICKETS: $25 General Admission; $15 FRIENDS, Seniors and Students with valid ID Darryl Pinckney will discuss the history of betrayals and successes that culminated in the Obama presidency, the price of Obama's victory in terms of black politics, and the recent election. Pinckney is the author of the novel High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He is also a former fellow of The Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at The New York Public Library. For tickets and additional details, visit http://on.nypl.org/UVE6sv. The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books. LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund. The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, John and Constance Birkelund, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and additional gifts from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Helen and Roger Alcaly, Mel and Lois Tukman, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, Merilee and Roy Bostock, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows.