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A Conversation Worth Having: A Black Paper on White Racism

A Conversation Worth Having: A Black Paper on White Racism (1971)

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

Join us for A Conversation Worth Having: a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.

Each week is an opportunity for conversation! Every Wednesday this April we’re hosting a watch party of different discussions between Civil Rights leaders of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including James Baldwin, John H. Clarke, Amiri Baraka, Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, George Simmonds, and Huey P. Newton. We add to their discussions questions posed to our virtual audience relevant to today, like: Are white women the most protected group in America? Has American education addressed the needs of the black student? Why is African history not included in American history courses? Come with your opinions every Wednesday at 7pm CST!

On Wednesday, April 14, our program includes a virtual screening of the 1971 television production by Black Journal: A Black Paper on White Racism. The production was a two-part investigation of institutional racism in the areas of history, education, Christianity, psychological development, culture, and colonialism. Six African American scholars and philosophers joined the conversation, including Reverend Albert Cleage, John H. Clarke, Preston Wilcox, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Dan Watts, and Imamu Amiri Baraka. Throughout the screening join us with your own additions to the discussion, and answers to questions we’ll pose in the live comments section.

You can join us for this conversation from anywhere with an internet connection, as this is a virtual event: https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n. Your comments will remain anonymous unless you create an account.

We hope you’ll join us for an opportunity for conversation every Wednesday this April:

Wednesday, April 7: James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley (1965)
Wednesday, April 14: A Black Paper on White Racism (1971)
Wednesday, April 21: African Origins & Christianity’s African Roots (1987)
Wednesday, April 28: Images of Black Men in America (1988)

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Date and Time

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm