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the american vicarious presents “Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley”

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until October 24, 2022

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

The objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, our objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 55 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

 

Cast and Creative include: 

Adapted & Directed by Christopher McElroen

Produced by Erica Laird

Featuring: Teagle F. Bougere (Baldwin), Eric T. Miller (Buckley)

with Spencer Hamp (Haycock), Charlie O’Rourke (Burford)

Costume design by Elivia Bovenzi Blitz

Video design by Adam J. Thompson

 

Presented on October 10, 17 and 24 at the Old Stone House. For tickets visit www.theamericanvicarious.org.

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Date:
October 17
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

Old Stone House & Washington Park
Phone:
718-768-3195
Email:
info@theoldstonehouse.org
Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Venue

The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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Phone:
718.768.3195

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
, , , , , , ,

Organizer

Old Stone House & Washington Park
Phone:
718-768-3195
Email:
info@theoldstonehouse.org
Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Venue

The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
+ Google Map
Phone:
718.768.3195