Claudia Rankine: The White Card

Thu. Jun 6, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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A staged reading of the award-winning poet and Library Lion’s first published play examines whiteness.


Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine brings her first published play, The White Card, to NYPL for its New York premiere. Rankine is best known for her collection Citizen: An American Lyric, which confronted its readers with expressions of racism in this country that are both seen and unseen. The White Card continues that conversation in an exploration of “conceptions and constructions of whiteness” and how that idea has contributed to America’s enduring issues with race.


The staged reading will be followed by a talkback with Rankine.


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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.




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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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