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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Friday, October 4 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Civil Rights Living Legends, featuring Congressman Charles B. Rangel

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The Civil Rights Living Legends digital storytelling animation project features audio interviews with leading figures in the civil rights movements enhanced with character animations. These activists discuss how they overcame their fears and personal concerns to find the courage to fight for civil rights for all.

This segment offers a preview of the first formal showing of the trailer draft. In the segment, Congressman Charles Rangel describes his participation in the second of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965. The interview is followed by an informal conversation, moderated by animator and computer graphics faculty member Judith Michelle Hill, about the march and the congressman's career. We conclude with a Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

Statesman in Residence at The City College of New York for the City University of New York, Former Congressman
Charles B. Rangel, war hero, history-making congressman, master lawmaker. A founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, he made history as the first African American member of Congress to lead the powerful Ways and Means Committee.  He served for 23 terms in the House of Representatives... Read More →