The Future of America: Race and Class
AbstractSUNY Old Westbury provided a fitting setting, as its historic role has been as an institution that brings people of all races, cultures, creeds, and socioeconomic backgrounds together. SUNY Old Westbury held a year-long schedule of events celebrating its 50th Anniversary "A Celebration of Educational Leadership and Empowerment" to show what those who study, learn, teach and work at SUNY Old Westbury have always known: that men and women from all backgrounds share in our humanity and must take responsibility in our relationships with each other.
DescriptionIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of SUNY Old Westbury, College President Calvin O. Butts, III, and the students, faculty and staff proudly welcomed U.S. Representative John Lewis and veteran journalist Bill Moyers -- two icons of the civil rights movement -- to hear their thoughts on the state of race and class in America. Through an engaging discussion moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne, Lewis and Moyers provided behind-the-scenes details about the most historic events of the civil rights movement, compelling opinions on the state and future of race and class, and a hopeful message about progress still to be made. Musical selections by James Davis, Jr., Piano and Janinah Burnett, Soprano.
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