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Art Meets Activism:
John Lewis, C.T. Vivian, and The Baptism

A special event commemorating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s Bloody Sunday

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 3:00PM

Location: Streaming Live on Multiple Platforms (Links Forthcoming)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Francine Allen-Adams, Emory University James Weldon Johnson Fellow and Associate Professor of English, Morehouse College
  • Dr. Vicki Crawford (moderator), Director of the Morehouse College King Papers
  • Dr. Doris Derby, Civil Rights documentary photographer, author, and co-founder of Free Southern Theater
  • Dr. Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute, Emory University
  • Carl Rux, Writer, Actor, creator of “The Baptism”

Join us for Art Meets Activism: John Lewis, C.T. Vivian, and The Baptism, a special event commemorating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s Bloody Sunday and the critical role of youth and art in the movement. Presented by Emory University, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at Morehouse College in partnership with Lincoln Center, this event will feature a film screening of The Baptism, a visual poem by Carl Hancock Rux and Carrie Mae Weems, with a panel conversation of distinguished scholars, activists and artists, followed by a Q and A.

The Baptism visual poem and interview with Carl Hancock Rux conducted by Carrie Mae Weems were commissioned by and are presented courtesy of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Our Panelists:

Dr. Vicki Crawford (moderator)
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Dr. Francine L. Allen-Adams
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Dr. Doris Derby
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Dr. Andra Gillespie
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Carl Hancock Rux
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Our Sponsors:

Emory University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at Morehouse College
The Lincoln Center
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