• Oct 29, 2008

Visions of Race in America in the Films of Ken Burns

  • 4:00 PM
  • Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Book Signing to Follow

Ken Burns is a celebrated filmmaker whose documentaries have had a profound influence on American culture and society over the past three decades. This discussion will explore the themes of race and citizenship in his films, as viewed through the eyes of the panelists. The program will feature clips from several of Burns’ films, followed by a panel discussion, which will include a question and answer period with the audience.

**Please note that the webcast for this event does not include the film clip segments due to copyright restrictions.**


Ken Burns, Filmmaker, Co-Founder, Florentine Films
Stanley Crouch, Writer, Cultural Critic, Journalist
Edward Schumacher-Matos, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; Shorenstein Fellow on the Press, Politics & Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Geoffrey C. Ward, Biographer, Historian, Documentary Script Writer


Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice

Ken Burns visits Harvard Law School in panel on race and filmmaking – Harvard Law School News