Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please see the note below and the attached flyer for information about a program co-sponsored on Emory's campus by The James Weldon Johnson Institute and The History Channel. This event features music, dramatic readings and film clips to explore primary documents in US History. This is also a rare opportunity to preview portions of a History Channel documentary series; the series, narrated by Dr. Howard Zinn, will premiere on December 13, 2009.
with host and moderator
RUDOLPH P. BYRD
THE PEOPLE SPEAK LIVE
@ EMORY UNIVERSITY
Monday, November 16
White Hall 208
Dowman Drive NE
Druid Hills, GA 30322
Learn more and reserve a seat in advance at:
Hosted by the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
Sponsored by HISTORY
ABOUT THE TOUR
THE PEOPLE SPEAK COLLEGE TOUR is a national campus tour for the forthcoming documentary film THE PEOPLE SPEAK (http://www.thepeoplespeak.com) and will bring the film's producers and cast members to eight universities across the country.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK LIVE @ EMORY features cast members: Atlanta native JASMINE GUY (Harlem Nights, American Dream, A Different World) and MICHAEL EALY (Barbershop, Miracle at St. Anna, Sleeper Cell, Fast Forward), with ANTHONY ARNOVE, co-executive producer and co-director of THE PEOPLE SPEAK, for live performance, film excerpts, and in-depth audience discussion.
Host RUDOLPH P. BYRD, Goodrich C. White Professor of American Studies,
Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute, will introduce the program and moderate the audience discussion.
ABOUT THE PEOPLE SPEAK
Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the documentary feature film THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice.
Narrated by acclaimed historian Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books, A People's History of the United States and, with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn, and features and dramatic and musical performances by Brolin, Damon, Rosario Dawson, Bob Dylan, Michael Ealy, Lupe Fiasco, Morgan Freeman, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Viggo Mortensen, Bruce Springsteen, Marisa Tomei, and Kerry Washington.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Directions to Emory http://www.emory.edu/home/about/visiting/directions.html
Emory Campus Map http://map.emory.edu/
Nearby Visitor Parking decks include Peavine and Fishburne Parking Decks