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Pamela Newkirk, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 6:30 PM
| Open to the Public | Members' Room | $10 with advance registration; $15 at the door

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice, science, and tragedy in the early years of the twentieth century in the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or Devil in the White City.