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Feb 06

The Pemberton Society's 40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

  • Dates
    Thursday, February 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location
    The Evelyn Rome Tabas & Daniel Tabas Auditorium 610 West 112th Street, New York NY, 10025
  • Contact
    Linda Reing / (212) 961-3432 /
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Event Description

Join the Pemberton Society and Staff Council's Diversity Committee for a screening and panel discussion of the documentary “40 years later: Now Can We Talk?” This film explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through powerful and moving dialogue with black and white alumni from the class of 1969 as they recall and comment on memories of that time, from their very different racial positions and experiences.

The film provides a contemporary way to examine the impact of desegregation on those who participated in the first integration projects and to reflect on our progress as a society and the challenges that remain for reaching the goals put forth in the 1955 Brown v. Board of Education decision.


  • Lee Ann Bell, producer of 40 Years Later and the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard College
  • Fern J.Khan, Former Dean of Continuing Education at Bank Street College and current Board Chair at Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
  • Documentary filmmaker Markie Hancock, Hancock Productions. 

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