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Bank Street College's Pemberton Society invites you to a screening and panel discussion of the documentary film “40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?” which explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through powerful and moving dialogue with black and white alumni from a high school class of 1969 as they recall and comment on memories of that time, from their very different racial positions and experiences.
The film provides a contemporary way to examine the impact of desegregation on those who participated in the first integration projects, and to reflect on our progress as a society and the challenges that remain for reaching the goals put forth in the 1955 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Lee Anne Bell, producer of 40 Years Later and the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College; Fern J. Khan, Former Dean of Continuing Education at Bank Street College and current Board Chair at Partnership for After School Education (PASE); and documentary filmmaker Markie Hancock, Hancock Productions.
This is a free event. Please either print and bring your paper ticket to the door or have your confirmation available on your smartphone. Classes and groups are welcome.
Questions: Lreing@bankstreet.edu or 212-961-3432.