AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE AND ARTS
A SERIES OF PROGRAMS AT
THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY
March 2, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Two Films: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till and An Interview with Rosa Parks. The 1955 murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi and Rosa Parks' famous act of quiet resistance are considered to be the catalysts that ignited the American Civil Rights Movement, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary, December 1, 2005. Admission: $10. Students: $5.
March 19, 2006, 2:30 p.m.
Harold Bruce Forsythe program. Forsythe, a graduate of Manual Arts High School and a student at Juilliard, was a talented composer and author who collaborated with William Grant Still. This program of music and writings, drawn from the original manuscripts in the collection of his papers at The Huntington, will feature soprano Elizabeth Tatum, baritone Conrad Immel, and pianist Philip Smith, as well as Mel Donalson, who will read from Forsythe's writings.
March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Lessons from Little Rock, a lecture by Dr. Terrence Roberts. As one of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Roberts joined eight other black students to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. He heads Terrence J.
Roberts & Associates, a management consulting firm, and is co-chairman of the Master's in Psychology program at Antioch University.
April 6, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
The Evolution of the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Cultural Center. Mayme Clayton, a professional librarian, has over the past forty years collected an astonishing range of rare material documenting the African-American experience. Her son Avery is creating a library and media-based research center to house the collection and to advance research and public education. Speakers for this panel discussion will include Mayme and Avery Clayton, and Bill Deverell. Cynthia Hudley will moderate. Free.
April 27, 2006, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Langston Hughes Project Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz.
This multi-media performance brings Hughes' poetry to life through words, images and music. Featuring a live jazz quartet led by Ron McCurdy, professor of music and Chairman of Jazz Studies at USC, accompanied by a reading of Hughes' " Ask Your Mama" by John S. Wright, professor of African American studies and English at the University of Minnesota.
Huntington Members: $10. Non-members: $15. Students Free
For all events, space is limited.
From February through April, a special display in the Library's East Foyer/Trustees' Room will feature rare material documenting African-American culture and arts, drawn from the collections of the Huntington and Clayton libraries.
For further information, please call 626-405-2146, or check www.huntington.org.
This program series is made possible by Washington Mutual.
Curator of Literary Manuscripts
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108
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