Wed, Mar 16, 2016 | 8pm
LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
TICKETS START AT $35 + View Online Stream (Free)
Ken Burns & Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in conversation with Michel Martin
Documentarian Ken Burns and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., join together to discuss the prevailing political fault line in the US: race. In this illuminating and cogent exchange, they examine why race is critical to their understanding of America and their work—and how, as a nation, we deal with race today. Their discussion is complemented with clips from Jackie Robinson, Burns’ forthcoming epic about the impact and legacy of the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues, and Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Gates’ chronicle of the civil rights movement culminating in the election of Obama. (Both films are scheduled to premiere on PBS in 2016.)
The conversation will be live-streamed here: Visit BAM.org/AmericanFaultLine.