Presented by Civic Frame & P.O.V.
Civic Frame, a nonprofit organization that uses art and intellectual work to promote civic engagement, presents a screening of Revolution ’67, an illuminating account of events too-often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history – the black urban rebellions of the 1960s. Focusing on the six-day Newark, New Jersey outbreak in mid-July, Revolution ‘67 reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality, and ended as fateful milestones in America’s struggles over racial justice.
The film illuminates voices from across the spectrum – activists Tom Hayden and Amiri Baraka, journalist Bob Hebert, Mayor Sharpe James and other officials, National Guardsmen and Newark citizens – who recall lessons as hard-earned then as they have been easy to neglect since.
This panel discussion will give special attention to the similarities between the Newark rebellion of 1967, the Harvard riot of 1969 and the Harvard Law School Dean’s Office occupation of 1988.
Anthony Bartell, Esq., Partner, McCarter & English LLP, Newark Native, Harvard Law School ’86
Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno, Filmmakers
The Honorable Walter C. Carrington, Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Harvard College ’52 & Harvard Law School ’58
Lawrence Hamm, Founder & President, People’s Organization for Progress
April Yvonne Garrett, Founder & President, Civic Frame, Harvard Divinity School ’97
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