Talking About Race Matters


Race is an important conversation to DFM.
We are undergoing an extensive research initiative to discover the lives of the enslaved in Inwood and Upper Manhattan.
Head to our DyckmanDISCOVERED page for more information!


Join the Discussion . . .

One of the most important topics throughout history and in 2020, is the topic of race. Given recent events covered in the news, we at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum feel that it is important to have and to facilitate conversations on race, even though they can be challenging. Because of this, we have put together a series of talks with experts, each looking at the topic of race from a different perspective. Our hope is that we can all come together, learn from one another, and to continue the conversation. 

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021 SERIES

This event is currently happening and registration is available. Head HERE to learn about this six-week series!


WEEK 1:

Unearthing New York City’s Forgotten Past: Seneca Village the Life and Death of an African American and Irish Immigrant Community
Mr. Herbert Seignoret

Follow the link to watch on Crowdcast or watch below on YouTube: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-anti-racism-starter

CLICK for Herbert Seignoret’s Select Bibliography and Additional Resources

WEEK 2:

The Story of Dyckman Oval: Uptown Manhattan’s Historic Negro League Baseball Stadium
Mr. Don Rice

Follow the link to watch on Crowdcast or watch below on YouTube: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dyckman-oval

Click here for Don Rice’s resource list to learn more about the Dyckman Oval.

Week 3:

Zora Neale Hurston and Pura Belpré: Pioneers of Black and Latinx Folk Culture in Upper Manhattan

Dr. Will Walker

Follow the link to watch on Crowdcast or watch below on YouTube: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/zora-neale-hurston-and

Week 4:

The Enslaved at Sylvester Manor: Revealing their stories through Landscape and Memory

Ms. Donnamarie Barnes

Week 5:

Black Dance and Music Connections with Jazz Power Initiative

Mr. Eli Yamin and Ms. Shireen Dickson

AUGUST 2020 SERIES


WEEK 1:

The Anti-Racism Starter Pack: 5 Things to Know about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism
Dr. Sallie Han and Dr. Tracy Betsinger

Follow the link to watch on Crowdcast or watch below on YouTube:https://www.crowdcast.io/e/the-anti-racism-starter

WEEK 2:

Driving While Black: Race, Space, and the Automobile
Dr. Gretchen Sullivan Sorin

Follow the link to watch on Crowdcast or watch below on YouTube: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/driving-while-black-race

WEEK 3:

Whiteness, Slavery, and the Making of Race in the Atlantic World
Dr. Matthew Reilly

Follow the link to watch on Crowdcast or watch below on YouTube: https://https://www.crowdcast.io/e/whiteness-slavery-and

WEEK 4:

Thinking Through Race Formations in Latin America and the U.S.
Dr. Maria Chaves Daza

Follow the link to watch:https://www.crowdcast.io/e/thinking-through-race

CHECK OUT OUR NEW MERCH!

Support the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum by purchasing a limited edition shirt that highlights the enslaved and free people who lived and worked at the Farmhouse.

Proceeds support further research and educational programming on the topic of the enslaved and free people highlighted on the t-shirt.

Our goal is to sell 300 shirts during our Talking About Race Matters Lecture Series that ends on March 10th, 2021.

Make a purchase today to help us reach our goal and support DFM research and free public programming!


This program is sponsored by TD Bank.


This program is made possible by funding
from the New York Community Trust.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.