In 1964, The American Race Crisis lectures brought to The New School leading figures from the civil rights movement. Speakers included Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Ossie Davis, Louis Lomax, and John Killens, among others. Now, fifty years later, The New School revisits the lecture series. Voices of Crisis tells the story of the American Race Crisis lecture series, featuring exclusive audio recordings, photographs, documents, transcripts, including a question and answer with Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibition sheds light on the behind-the-scenes context of these historic lectures.
All events co-curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library; and The New School. Dominque Howse, Event Design and Programming; Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf and Ladi’Sasha Jones, Schomburg Center, Event Co-Curators.
Exhibition: Miles Kohrman, Curator. Abigail Muir, Exhibition Designer. Produced by the New School Archives & Special Collections. Presented by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.
Gallery hours: 12 noon until 6 PM daily, open until 8 PM on Thursdays.