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FILM & DISCUSSION Conversations on Freedom

  • Dates: February 5, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $10 Non-members including admission | $10 Members suggested donation
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    FILM & PUBLIC TALK
    Conversations of Freedom
    Saturday, February 5, 2PM | Registration required
    $10 Non-members including admission | $10 Members suggested donation

    In 1925, Pullman Porters were organized into the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This was the first African American labor union that was recognized by the American Federation of Labor. The union was led by activist A. Philip Randolph.

    Conversations of Freedom is a living theatrical historical play that explores the role played by key individuals to bring about this victory. This recorded performance features actors Amelia Paul, Kim Wafer, and Donald Hyman and poetry by Penny Meacham with film production by Collaborative Studios. Join us for the film debut as well as a short talk and Q &A with the writer/director of the production, Donald Hyman.

    Thanks to our partner in this program, Collaborative Studios this program will also be featured in a hybrid fashion and if participants prefer, they may tune in virtually from home rather than attend onsite. Register online.

    This program is currently scheduled onsite and will follow any updates in the museum’s COVID-19 safety precautions. If necessary, the event may be converted to an entirely virtual platform.

    This free program is presented in partnership with Open Stage Media and Collaborative Studios and will be live-streamed. While the historically based play is pre-recorded, a live Q&A will take place at the end of the session.

    Questions? Email Sarah Clowe at clowes@albanyinstitute.org

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