"A Freedom Fighter Looks Back" - A Conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young on the 50th Anniversary of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS-South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
March 7, 2013 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Reflections by:

  • 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



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