VOICES OF CRISIS explores the American Race Crisis lecture series held at The New School in 1964. The original series, intended to broaden understanding of the struggle for racial equality, brought leading lights of the Civil Rights Movement to The New School. Speakers included Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Ossie Davis, and John Killens. The exhibition and events will carry forward the legacy of this historic series.
Reliving the American Race Crisis
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
The New School
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
(formerly John L. Tishman Auditorium)
C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, in an open conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last fifty years. With James Tillman, student at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music performing Sam Cooke’s, “A Change is Gonna Come.”
All events co-curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library; and The New School.