Dr. Gerald O'Grady Lecture + THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING Film Series

 
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Dr. Gerald O'Grady, Scholar
Levitt Auditorium

Media and Civil Rights Scholar Gerald O’Grady has curated a series of extraordinary civil-rights
films in response to The Whole World Was Watching exhibition. O’Grady will commence the series
by delivering a lecture on the text: "Brutality was imprisoned in a luminous glare revealing the
naked truth to the whole world." (Martin Luther King, Jr. commenting on television coverage of the
Civil Rights as Campaign in Why We Can't Wait (New York: Signet, 1964), p. 39.) A screening of the
film The March immediately follows.

The March 1963
James Blue, director
37 minutes

Said to be the most important film made on the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, the film
follows the arrival of the participants for the largest public assembly in American history, and
culminates with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech.  Blue directed, wrote,
and read the commentary of this unusual combination of multi-crewed cinema verité and
traditional documentary.
 

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ABOVE
March On Washington. Martin Luther King Jr. moments
after delivering his ‘I HAVE A DREAM’ speech

Lincoln Memorial, 1963 (Aug. 28)
(c) Dan Budnik 1999. The Menil Collection, Houston,
gift of Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil