“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.”

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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

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