What would Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers talk about behind closed doors? What would they have to say about the work of our first African American president, about gun violence, and about today's civil rights movement?
In celebration of the annual King holiday, WNYC presents MALCOLM, MARTIN AND MEDGAR: A REUNION on Sunday, January 20, 2013, an examination of how current events might be seen by the three slain civil right icons today.
WNYC's Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Farai Chideya, will lead a dynamic forum inspired by passages from the play Malcolm, Martin, Medgar, written by close Malcolm X associate A. Peter Bailey and read by actors.
Leading civil rights thinkers and scholars will join an invigorating afternoon of discussion, art, music and personal reminiscence, examining how these visionaries influenced and learned from each other, how they were affected by the movements around them, and how their legacy lives on today.
MALCOLM, MARTIN AND MEDGAR: A REUNION is co-presented with the Brooklyn Museum in and sponsored in part by Brooklyn Community Foundation.