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Civil Rights Movement: Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson and Joyce J. Scott

Jun 16 2015

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WHAT:

Migration Stories and the Civil Rights Movement: Conversation with Joyce J. Scott and Isabel Wilkerson
March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson and renowned visual artist Joyce J. Scott, discussing the impulse to migrate for southern descendants of slaves. Their stories of migration speak to the ever-present threat of violence, economic deprivation and institutionalized racism that drove millions north in search of a freer way of life. Together, the new arrivals to the northern states carried with them generations of inventive expressions and cultural markers that helped ensure their survival while providing creative fuel for the Civil Rights movement.

For more information about the March on Washington Film Festival, visit their website.

Presented by the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

WHERE:

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-783-5000

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 21, 6–8 p.m.

PRICE:

Free. No reservations required.

March on Washington Film Festival contact:
Lia Seremetis, lseremetis@rabengroup.com
202-587-4936

National Museum of Women in the Arts