Activist & Singer Harry Belafonte to Speak at “Freedom Journey 1965” Exhibit Preview Jan. 15, 2015

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Civil rights activist, actor, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will provide opening remarks at the exclusive event.

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY,

Cordially Invites You to Attend a Preview of the Exhibit

“Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March

by Stephen Somerstein”

This Special Event Is a Fundraiser for The Center for Black Literature

Civil rights activist, actor, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will provide opening remarks at the exclusive event.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Pre-Registration $50 (through Jan. 12)
General Registration $65
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024

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The Center for Black Literature is pleased to invite you to a benefit supporting The Center for Black Literature. The evening features a VIP viewing of the exhibit “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein,” and a cocktail reception.

The exhibit features 55 photographs that document the historic Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March in 1965, where determined Blacks marched to the Alabama capital to raise awareness for the passage of civil rights and voting rights legislation. Stephen Somerstein was a student at the City University of New York and photo editor of the student newspaper who went to the South to document the monumental crusade. For more information about the exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, go to www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/freedom-journey-1965.

 

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