GW Commemorates Civil Rights Era at Lisner

As part of a year-long celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., along with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, all alumni are invited to “Soundtrack of a Movement: Freedom Songs In Perspective,” on Aug. 28.

The event features an evening of cinema, song and spoken word narrated by Dr. Eddie Glaude, Chair, Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.

Highlights include performances by GW faculty, alumni and students and by spoken word artist Toni Lightfoot as well as footage from the award-wining documentary “Soundtrack for a Revolution.”

The event also features reflections from Julian Bond, HON ’08, who stood with Dr. King during the March, and a musical tribute by Patrick Lundy and The Ministers of Music featuring urban jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet.

Event details:
Wednesday, August 28
7–9 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Register today!

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