Cultural historian Jeff Biggers gives an account of how strip-mining has destroyed his family’s nearly 200-year-old hillside homestead in southern Illinois. In Reckoning at Eagle Creek, he chronicles the legacy of coal outside of Appalachia.
Event: Jeff Biggers will reading, performing, and signing books as part of “Black Diamonds, Black Lives & the Coal Roots of Black History Month: The Historical Legacy of Black Slavery and Coal Mining”
Friday, February 26, at 8:00 pm
Harlem Arts Salon
1925 Seventh Avenue, 7L, at 117th Street
More information here.