Celebrate Black History Month in NYC wth a FREE lecture on slavery at the historic Colonial Era Morris-Jumel Manshion in Washington Heights. The program on Saturday, February 3rd, examines slave narratives from the 19th century, to understand how black artists and writers of the past responded to institutional constraints placed on their cultural production, and the effect on contemporary artists and writers. This lecture is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Morris-Jumel Mansion website. The lecture is 2 PM to 3 PM, and is FREE, but advanced registration is required to ensure space. Call 212 923 8008.