Past Event

Nell Painter: I Just Keep Talking

April 8, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 World Room

Columbia Journalism School, Office of the Dean, and the Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights presents:

Nell Painter: I Just Keep Talking

A conversation between Dean Jelani Cobb and Nell Painter, American historian and professor emerita, Princeton University, author and artist.

Introduction by Robe Imbriano, director of the Lipman Center.

Nell Painter has spent the past five decades or so shaping a unique and inspired narrative of American history as a professor, first at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later at Princeton, and through her published works.

Books such as the best-seller The History of White People and Southern History Across the Color Line inspire us to rethink what we know about politics and race. Her deep interest in those who were crucial in helping to shape the country produced lively portraits of Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X and Ralph Waldo Emerson. She later turned to art as a canvas for history.

I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays will be published by Doubleday in April and gathers her previous work into one volume.

RSVP Required:

Monday, April 8, 2024, 6:30 - 7:30pm, light reception to follow.

Columbia Journalism School, World Room, 3rd Floor, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

This event is open to CUID holders only. Registration is required with CUID email address. Please bring your CUID with you for event check-in.

Contact Information

Mindy Myers