From Past to Present: The Work of W. E. B. Du Bois


March 30, 2022    
7:30 pm


David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, NY

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Tickets: This event is free and open to the public. Seating and entry are first-come, first-served; the line will form at the Atrium’s entrance on Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd Street.

Voices of a People’s History honors the centenary of historian Howard Zinn (1922–2010), author of the classic bestseller A People’s History of the United States, with a new conversation series hosted by the archivist and memory worker Zakiya Collier. Together, Collier and her guests will draw from Zinn’s example of interrogating key moments of the historical record via documents, images, and recordings to create an illuminating dialogue on what the past can teach contemporary audiences. Author and historian Donna Murch (Assata Taught Me) and researcher, journalist, and artist Chenjerai Kumanyika (cohost of Uncivil podcast) will join Collier to discuss author W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal 1935 text Black Reconstruction, which radically foregrounded the role of Blacks in forging our democracy.  Actor and educator Brian Jones will also read some vital passages of the book.

This is one in a series of events with Voices of a People’s History. Check out more related events here.

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