Dr. Gerald O'Grady Lecture on Civil Rights Era Films

Thursday, November 1 / 6:30 pm Dr. Gerald O'Grady, Scholar Levitt Auditorium FREE admission Media and Civil Rights Scholar Gerald O’Grady has curated a series of extraordinary civil-rights films in response to the Hewitt exhibition. O’Grady will commence the series by delivering a lecture on the text: "Brutality was imprisoned in a luminous glare revealing the naked truth to the whole world." (Martin Luther King, Jr. commenting on television coverage of the Civil Rights as Campaign in Why We Can't Wait (New York: Signet, 1964), p. 39.) A screening of the film The March immediately follows. The March 1963 James Blue, director 37 minutes Said to be the most important film made on the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, the film follows the arrival of the participants for the largest public assembly in American history, and culminates with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic speech, "I Have a Dream." Blue directed, wrote, and read the commentary of this unusual combination of multi-crewed cinema verité and traditional documentary.
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