Recordings of Our 2023 Fora:
4 February 2023 - An Interview with Bill Sutherland (1999)
Our inaugural event honoring Bill Sutherland (1918-2010): nonviolence advocate, veteran AFSC employee, imprisoned conscientious objector, friend and active supporter of African liberation and freedom fighters. Featuring a discussion between Joyce Ajlouny (AFSC), Keith Harvey (AFSC), and Dr. Matt Meyer. An Interview with Bill Sutherland (1999) is available on the University of Washington in St. Louis website. (please note that this is the full 88 minute interview and not our 30-minute cut with added visuals).
18 February 2023 - Joan Countryman | The Prep School Negro
Our second event honoring Joan Countryman, first African American graduate of Germantown Friends School, longtime teacher and administrator in Friends’ schools, former head of Lincoln School and co-founder of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership School for Girls in South Africa. Featuring a discussion between the honoree, Joan Countryman, Emma Bracker, and director André Robert Lee. The Prep School Negro can be purchased on the film’s official website.
4 March 2023 - Sarah Mapps Douglass | Sisters In Freedom
Our third event honoring Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882): prolific educator, author, committed abolitionist, and ancestor of Paul Robeson. Featuring a discussion between eminent historian Dr. Emma Lapsansky-Werner and author Joyce Mosley, a Moray-Bustill descendant. Sisters In Freedom is unavailable to screen at this time.
18 March 2023 - Benjamin Banneker: The Man Who Loved The Stars
Our fourth event honoring Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806): almanac publisher, astronomer, petitioner to Thomas Jefferson for African American abolition, and faithful Attender of Quaker Meeting. Featuring a discussion with Banneker descendant-researchers of African and European descent: Gwen Marable, Dr. Rachel Webster, and Pamela Williams. Benjamin Banneker: The Man Who Loved The Stars is available on Youtube.
8 April 2023 - Paul Robeson 125th Birthday Celebration
Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist and The Proud Valley
Our final event celebrating the 125th birthday of the renaissance man, Paul Robeson (1898-1976): scholar and star athlete; screen, stage, and recording star; and linguist and orator and human rights leader. Featuring a discussion with eminent Robeson scholars featuring Dr. Gerald Horne, Dr. Charles Musser, and Dr. Harold D. Weaver. Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist is currently available to watch on HBO Max and The Proud Valley can be purchased from the Criterion Collection.