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A Conversation Worth Having: Images of Black Men in America

A Conversation Worth Having: Images of Black Men in America (1988)

“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 28, our program includes a virtual screening of the January 15, 1988 episode of KPIX-TV’s People Are Talking, which examined the challenging stereotypes of black men in American society. The episode features discussion with members of the studio audience and the show’s guests, Huey P. Newton, Ishmael Reed, and Jawanza Kunjufu. Throughout the screening join us with your own additions to the discussion, and your own 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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April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm