Today, June 21, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York is hosting a panel discussion on the history of lindy hop. The featured panelists are LaTasha Barnes, Mickey Davidson, Cynthia Millman, Tena Morales, and Sally Sommer.
For those that can't make it, there is a helpful article on the history of lindy hop that does a nice job capturing some of the societal issues and influences that led to this dance form.
UPDATE 6/25: Here is a video from the panel from Facebook. Definitely worth a listen.
Part of the Midsummer Night Swing festival at Lincoln Center. Check it out, if you are in the area.