Storytelling is a powerful way to put ideas into the world and to make people feel something. On April 4th, the National Civil Rights Museum is hosting an evening of storytelling from to give people a different perspective on the civil rights movement.
Speakers will include living icons of the early civil rights movement and emerging social justice leaders giving an intimate look at the American Civil Rights Movement from its past foundations of the 1950s and 1960s to the mobilizations and grassroots organizing happening now.
Michael Eric Dyson and April Ryan will co-moderate a session with a set of candid discussions on the political, legal, and cultural aspects of social justice activism. Former MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall will moderate the event with John Lewis and James Lawson.
The speakers at the event will share personal experiences, analysis of modern strategies, and ideas for new techniques that current activists can use to further Dr. King’s platforms for peace, justice, and equity.
Confirmed guests include seasoned civil rights icons U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, James Lawson, Marian Wright Edelman, Diane Nash, Clarence Jones, Bill Lucy, Mike Cody, and Elaine Turner along with newcomers Yadon Israel, Bree Newsome, Quentin James, Nicole Porter, Ta.
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