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MEDIA ADVISORY: Event to Explore Role of Women in Civil Rights Movement

April 24, 2018
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

WHAT: The Johns Hopkins University Forums on Race in America will present a dramatic reading of “The Drum Major Instinct,” featuring actress Tracie Thoms, and a panel discussion on the role of women in the civil rights movement with Edwina Moss, the former assistant to Martin Luther King Jr.

“The Drum Major Instinct” dramatizes King’s final sermon, and will be accompanied by original music and a local gospel choir, Unified Voices.

In addition to Moss, the panel will feature the Rev. Otis Moss Jr.; Rabbi Daniel Burg; and Morgan State University history professor Jewell Debnam. Johns Hopkins history professor Martha Jones will moderate.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 26.

WHERE: The Glass Pavilion at Levering Hall on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

BACKGROUND: The Forums on Race in America began in 2015 to promote open, thoughtful, and informed conversation about race and racism. Past speakers include April Ryan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Charles Blow, Angela Davis and Bree Newsome.

Members of the media who expect to cover this event should RSVP to Jill Rosen at 443-997-9903 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

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