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Basic Black: Black Art & Black Audiences

April 1, 2016

The arts are in bloom in Boston. Mayor Walsh has made a concerted effort and commitment to revitalize the city's creative community, including the appointment of a cabinet level arts czar, Julie Burros. But as the arts are connected to the economy and revitalization of the entire city, how are artists and audiences of color benefitting from the newfound focus on the arts?

Later in the show, the beginning of the archeological dig at the site of Malcolm X’s house.


Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, 89.7 WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College
- Barbara Lewis, Director, The Trotter Institute, UMass Boston
- Summer Williams, Co-Founder of CompanyOne Theatre, Director
- Jason Talbot, Co-Founder and Director of Special Projects, Artists for Humanity

 

Photo: Maurice Emmanuel and Tiffany Nichole Greene in the SpeakEasy Stage production of Bootycandy. Credit: Glenn Perry