“Our diversity is not a zero-sum game”January 22, 2015
Richen discussed that film, The New Black, during her keynote address Thursday afternoon at “A Tribute to the Dream,” Northeastern University’s annual celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 300 people packed the Curry Student Center Ballroom for this moving tribute, while others watched in a designated overflow room as well as online via live stream.
“The gay rights movement took several pages from Dr. King,” said Richen, who directs the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program. “Protests, marches, Supreme Court cases, all of which advanced LBGTQ rights, came from the civil rights movement handbook.”
The New Black
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Continue Reading