VOICES OF CRISIS revisits the American Race Crisis lecture series held at The New School in 1964, featuring original audio recordings of the lectures, including remarks by Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is accompanied by three evenings of conversation examining the legacy of this historic series and exploring how its concerns have been carried forward.
How have activists from the civil rights era passed the torch to those fighting for justice and equality today? Join Harry Belafonte, actor and longtime activist; Phillip Agnew, director of the Dream Defenders; and Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker, in conversation with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. The evening will be kicked off by a performance led by Joe Harley, an alumnus of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.