Carvin Eison is a two-time New York State Emmy® Award nominee for his documentary July ’64. He is currently working on his newest projects, both of which have grown out of his work on July ’64. The first, a 30-minute documentary/profile on Minister Franklin Florence and the FIGHT organization in Rochester, NY. This project again focuses on local and regional history. The second project, currently in preproduction, is Penumbra, in which Eison is exploring how lynching developed, thrived and eventually diminished in the US. Penumbra is a national project with the potential of becoming a feature narrative film.
Tukufu Zuberi is a leading sociologist studying African demography as well as
methodological and ethical issues in social scientists’ approach to race. His
books include Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of Colonizing
Liberia in the Nineteenth Century and Thicker Than Blood: How Racial
Statistics Lie. He has recently co-edited The Demography of South Africa.
Dr. Zuberi regularly co-hosts PBS’s History Detectives program in which four researchers investigate artifacts and reveal details of the social history surrounding the objects.
Dr. Zuberi’s presentation, Independence and Democracy in Africa, is part of a book and documentary he is working on for PBS. For more information about Dr. Zuberi, visit http://tukufuzuberi.com.
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition
6 pm - 8 pm
American Democracy Project Lecture: Janet Poppendieck
5 pm - 5:45 pm