Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CM James Extends Invitation To Join Film Screening/Panel Discussion with Civil Rights Activist Esther Cooper Jackson

***Media Advisory***

Council Member Letitia James cordially invites you to join her for a film screening and panel discussion featuring Brooklyn resident, and longtime Civil Rights Activist- Esther Cooper Jackson

(January 6, 2010) – Esther Cooper Jackson, a prominent Civil Rights Activist who worked with the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC), was also part of the nucleus surrounding W.E.B. Du Bois that founded the Freedomways Quarterly in 1961. For more than 25 years, Esther Cooper Jackson was the Managing Editor of this magazine devoted to furthering the civil rights struggle. A proud graduate of Oberlin College in 1938, she also received a master’s degree from Fisk University in 1940. She currently resides in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. This special event, Fighting for Justice: New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement is free to the public, and will be held at the Apollo Theatre located at 253 W. 125th Street in Harlem, on January 14.


Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 6pm (Doors open at 5:15pm) – Apollo Theater
The New York City Commission on Human Rights and NYC Media in collaboration with Apollo Theater Education Program present the screening of “Fighting for Justice: New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” followed by a panel discussion with Clifford Alexander, Jr., Esther Cooper Jackson, Dr. Martha Biondi, Shola Lynch and Dr. Clarence Taylor. This screening is moderated by Keith Brown with an introduction by Howard Dodson of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Special performance by the C3 Youth Choir of Brooklyn’s Christian Culture Center.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required by Tuesday, January 12th to, or the Apollo Theatre at (212) 531-5363.

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