Talk: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History


Diana Henriques on "A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History"

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Where: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St.

For decades, “Black Monday” has meant October 19, 1987. Despite the many difficult days since then—the 1998 currency panic, the 2001 terrorist attacks, the 2008 crisis—Black Monday still stands as the worst day in American stock market history. But Wall Street has been quick to forget the urgent lessons revealed by the road to Black Monday—lessons even more relevant in the global computerized markets of today. In A First-Class Catastrophe, award-winning journalist Diana Henriques brings those harrowing days to life and excavates their overlooked but still relevant warnings for future generations.

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.