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On June 16, 1966 Stokely Carmichael of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) introduced “Black Power” as a slogan. Like no other ideology before, the heterogeneous and ideologically diverse movement that gave the powerful rallying cry its strength and depth shaped black consciousness and built an immense legacy that continues to resonate in the contemporary American landscape. With this Black Power 50 conversation, former Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver and Jamal Joseph will help us launch our yearlong examination of the movement, which began with our two-part digital exhibition with Google Cultural Institute, leading up to an exhibition and a book in the fall and additional programs through June 2017. 

This program will highlight the resonance of the 50th anniversary of the Black Power Movement in our contemporary social and political moment.

Watch on livestream

@SchomburgCenter #BlackPower50

First come, first seated

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

Guests

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center. 

Press 

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24 hours before the day of the program to Adenike Olanrewaju at adenikeolanrewaju@nypl.org.

Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

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