Oct 12

Voices of a People’s History of the United States

Atrium 360°

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Photo by Richard Termine

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This Lincoln Center commission commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour workday, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day.

 

Musicians and actors, including Susan Pourfar and Brian Jones, will bring to life original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. Anthony Arnove, coeditor with Howard Zinn of the Voices of a People's History of the United States anthology and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People's History of the United States, narrates.

 

About the Project

Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This free performance kicks off the third edition of a yearlong project with New York City students at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, a New York City public school located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus, cofounded by Lincoln Center Education. Some of tonight’s artists will be helping students to engage with this history and develop their own interpretations of these incredible stories, culminating in a performance of their own work at the Atrium on May 17, 2018.

 

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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October 2017

Thu, Oct 12

7:30 pm Free

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