Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

Acts and MovementsArts and Culture in Times of Struggle
Friday, June 27th
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Tougaloo College
This panel will bring together multiple generations of artists/activists and scholars to uplift the role of cultural institutions in the Civil Rights movement and examine the plight of their institutional descendants and leaders in the contemporary struggle.
Dr. Doris Derby
Free Southern Theater founder and Civil Rights Pioneer
John O’Neal
Free Southern Theater/Junebug Productions/Alternate ROOTS founder
Clarissa Myrick-Harris
PhD, Margaret Mitchell Marsh Dean Of Humanities and Social Sciences & Professor of African American Studies Morehouse College
Stephanie McKee
Junebug Productions Inc., Artistic Director
Carlton Turner
Alternate ROOTS, Executive Director, M.U.G.A.B.E.E. Co-Artistic Director
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Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.