In collaboration with the PlayMakers Repertory Company production of The Mountaintop
In The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hill imagines Martin Luther King’s last night at the Lorraine Motel. Her powerful and heartbreaking tale brings us King the man, an ordinary individual who achieved the extraordinary, and helped us change the way we look at each other as human beings. In conjunction with the PlayMakers Repertory Company production of this compelling drama, our seminar traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1930s up to today. Our two speakers consider the civil rights struggle within the broader sweep of American history, and ask what the enduring significance of this movement is for all of us.
Kenneth Janken, Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Reginald Hildebrand, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
The PlayMakers production commences at 7:30 p.m.; if registered for this seminar, the optional play ticket is $28.00.
For Teachers: Thanks to the generosity of the PlayMakers Repertory Company, complimentary tickets to the performance of The Mountaintop on Saturday, October 5, are available to seminar participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be a currently-employed, full-time, public or private school K-12 teacher or community college instructor.
More Info: http://humanities.unc.edu/programs/adventures-in-ideas/civil-rights-movement/