Newark 1967: A Rebellion Reconsidered
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description:Prudential Financial, Inc., proudly sponsors The Clement A. Price Lecture-Newark 1967: A Rebellion Reconsidered, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, in the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C.
The event features Newark Mayor Ras Baraka aand other Newark city officials participating in a range of discussions that encompass efforts to rebuild the city in the 50 years since the rebellion, and the challenges to Newark's past and current leadership.
The program schedule is as follows:
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Newark in 1967: A Rebellion Explored
Panelists interrogate the root of six days of rioting which took place in Newark between July 12 and 17, 1967, the similarities it shares with uprisings that happened in other cities in the North and West.
5:30 – 6:30 PM:
Newark: Re-built and Re-imagined
This panel consists of Newark residents from all walks of life including the academic, creative and corporate sectors who participated in the rebuilding of their communities and institutions post 1967. Panelists will discuss why they remained in their neighborhoods or remained as corporate pillars as part of the city’s re-emergence.
6:30 – 7:30 PM Reception (for all attendees)
7:30 – 8:30 PM: Newark After 1967 – the Legacy of Leadership
A panel of Newark’s leadership who arose in the wake of the riot discuss the growth of power among the city’s black electorate. Newark's current leaders will also be invited to talk about their efforts to lead the city in the era of extreme policing and economic uncertainty.
For more information, visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture's website.
Please click here to register to attend the event.
Location:Washington , District of Columbia