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Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated, and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory.
Join this public discussion with award-winning writers Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz about the challenges of covering difficult and complex subjects. From Africa to the Caribbean to the walls that increasingly divide us, these writers will also talk about how they see the work of long-form journalism evolving. Moderated by Robin Kirk, co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch served.
In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court invalidates the part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states to submit changes in voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. Almost immediately, certain states take voter suppression measures such as enacting voter ID laws, redrawing district boundaries, and repealing same-day registration. Three months before the 2016 election, a group of volunteers across the country mobilizes to work on voter protection-to observe elections and to assure that all those who wish to vote are legally allowed to do so.
The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to introduce the 2018-2019 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows, all of whom will be working with community-based organizations in New York City; scroll down for more information on Elliott Golden, Liv Linn, Annabel Manning, and Chandler Phillips.
Award-winning author Marcello Di Cintio will speak about his exploration of the Palestinian experience through first-hand reporting about what art and literature mean to modern Palestinians.
Copies of Di Cintio's book, "Pay No Heed to the Rockets" will be available.
Light refreshments to follow.
Film Screening Program: "Image Control"
Film Screening Program: "Monuments for the Future"
What are the necessary monuments for our collective future; ones that unfurl and welcome, that push national narratives to hold more and ask us to rethink where we look for history and how we see it? This collection of films proposes a radical reimagining of time and place and what voices we put at the center of History.