In this powerful program, two experts reflect on the successes and setbacks in the struggle for civil rights and the changing ways in which the story of the Civil Rights Movement is told, from early writers and activists like W.E.B. DuBois, to the turbulent years of the 1950s and ’60s, to the present. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Freedom Now: Photographs by Platon.
David Levering Lewis is Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at NYU. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his two-part biography of W.E.B. DuBois and is a recipient of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator) is Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
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Presented in collaboration with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture