"A Freedom Fighter Looks Back" - A Conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young on the 50th Anniversary of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Civil Rights pioneer Andrew Young will be interviewed by Jonathan Rieder, (Professor of Sociology, Barnard College) who will read from his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle that Changed a Nation.
- Dan Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University
- Diane McWhorter, Du Bois Institute Caperton Fellow, author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
- Tommie Shelby, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Harvard University
- Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard University
Musical accompaniment by the Harvard Kuumba Singers.
Co-sponsored with the Center for American Political Studies and the Department of African and African American Studies