We all know that Martin Luther King made his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, just over 50 years ago. But the march was much more than that speech.
All three TV networks covered it live (using the exotic new Telstar satellite). John Lewis, then a key civil rights leader and now a veteran Congressman from Georgia, was the youngest speaker on the program; he criticized the Kennedy Administration for not doing enough to protect civil rights, and cautious March leaders demanded he cut the sharpest parts of his speech. Harry Belafonte was one of the organizers of the March and provided financial support for the movement at crucial moments. And the March helped lead to passage of the Civil Rights Act and later the Voting Rights Act.
Now that the Supreme Court has cut away key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, how do these two veterans perceive the longterm impact of the March? And is it time for another one?
Julian Bond was a distinctive voice in the Civil Rights Movement, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Chairman of the NAACP for more than a decade, first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center and a legislator in the state of Georgia for over 20 consecutive years.
More bio on Julian Bond is available here.
Clarence B. Jones served as speechwriter and counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr. and is currently a scholar-in-residence and visiting professor at Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute. Selected by Time magazine in 1972 as one of “The 100 Future Leaders of America,” and twice recognized in Fortune magazine as “A Businessman of the Month,” Jones has received numerous state and national awards recognizing his significant contributions to American society. He is the author of Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation.
If you have any questions, need assistance with your order or require special seating considerations, such as wheelchair accessible seating or hearing assistance, please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
Have a group?
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
About 92Y YourStage
92Y YourStage provides a venue for independent curators, performers, and educators to mount a professional production. Yourstage events are confirmed once they meet a threshold for ticket sales by a certain date.
YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.
Get to the front of the line!
Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
Priority Registration Support
To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.