This is a virtual event
The Personal Librarian tells the remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy. Belle is an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, but she must go to great lengths to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. A meticulously researched historic novel about the hidden history of the Morgan Library, The Personal Librarian has been widely praised as virtually impossible to put down.
Marie Benedict is a lawyer and the bestselling author of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, The Other Einstein, Carnegie’s Maid, Lady Clementine, and others. Victoria Christopher Murray, an NAACP Image Award Winner, has penned 20 novels.
Tuesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. CDT; Recording available through August 3