On Friday, June 12, 2020, join SummerStage Anywhere for a live performance of THE PEOPLE SPEAK. From the SummerStage website:
By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—SummerStage Anywhere and VOICES seek to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice, and this is especially important right now.
The performance will feature contemporary artists and authors who will use events, music and words from our nation’s history as inspiration for new discussions. Performing excerpts by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, James Baldwin and others will be:
You can view the performance on SummerStage’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/NYCSummerStage. Event sponsored by CapitalOne.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK is a project of VOICES, a nonprofit arts, education and social justice organization founded by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Zinn and Arnove edited Voices of a People’s History of the United States and collaborated on the film The People Speak, which brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery, protesting war and injustice, creating unions, advancing women’s rights and LGBTQ liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day.