The audio recordings and transcripts in this collection document lectures from a 15-part series on the race crisis in the United States, held in the spring of 1964 at the New School, and organized by New School professor Daniel S. Anthony. The speakers in the recordings include Charles Abrams, Algernon D. Black, Dan W. Dodson, Milton A. Galamison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Louis Lomax, Joseph Monserrat, Melvin Tumin, Robert C. Weaver, and Roy Wilkins. Open to the general public, the lectures were held in the auditorium of the school's flagship building at 66 West 12th Street in Greenwich Village.
Topics discussed range from the impact of school integration, housing discrimination, affirmative action, the growing Black separatist movement, and motivations for racial prejudice. Dr. King opened the conference, and the recording of his talk consists only of the question and answer session following his address.
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Administrative files documenting the organization and promotion of the lecture series will be found in the Records of Office of the Executive Dean, New School for Public Engagement (NS.02.01.01) and Records of the New School Publicity Office/Office of Public Information (NS.03.01.02) respectively.
New School Publicity Office records