Thai Jones: New York's Year of Anarchy
Tuesday, May 29 at 6 pm
Historian Jones describes NYC's incendiary year of 1914 in "details so telling, that it reads like an epic novel" (Bill Ayers). That year saw the start of World War I and the United States on the verge of revolution. On July 4, in a city full of the jobless, homeless, hungry, and desperate, a detonation destroyed a Harlem tenement, and then everything blew up. Journalist Thai Jones, the son of former members of the Weather Underground and author of More Powerful Than Dynamite, charts how anarchist anger, progressive idealism, and plutocratic paternalism converged in that July explosion, illuminating history and events of our own day and age. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Double feature! Ticket also gains admission to the Henry Crumpton event at 7:30 pm.
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Seattle, WA 98101
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