Talks at the Schomburg: David Blight and Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
One of the most forgotten elements of the Civil Rights Movement is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s efforts to get President John F. Kennedy to write a "Second Emancipation Proclamation." Take part in an engaging discussion between professor and authors David Blight and Khalil Gibran Muhammad as they discuss this fascinating history in celebration of MLK’s birthday.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
Each Friday in February, we’ll spotlight a special item from the collection. This year, we're taking inspiration from our brand new exhibition, Motown: The Truth Is A Hit with a music theme. Learn fascinating Black History Month facts and be entered to win tickets to Motown: The Musical on Broadway! Sign up here
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