The New School Archives Digital Collections

American Race Crisis Lecture Series Audio Recordings 1964

Collection, NS070204


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.

Related Archival Materials Note

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.

Related collection

New School Publicity Office records

Collection Guide

Guide to the American Race Crisis Lecture Series Audio Recordings

Related people/organizations

Charles Abrams
Daniel S. Anthony
Algernon D. Black
Dan W. Dodson
Milton A. Galamison
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Louis E. Lomax
Joseph Monserrat
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)
Melvin Tumin
Robert C. Weaver
Roy Wilkins

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