In Perpetual Flight:
The Migration of the Black Body
Part of Carnegie Hall's Migrations: The Making of America City Wide Festival
April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Langston Hughes Auditorium
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) | Manhattan
Presented by the National Black Theatre in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, this one day event examined the movement of Black bodies in America and the impact that movement has had in the quest for liberation. Utilizing the archives of the Schomburg Center, and using multidisciplinary performance and community dialogue, the National Black Theatre commissioned new pieces by theater makers of African descent to examine the works of James Baldwin, Harriet Powers, Marcus Garvey, Harriet Tubman, and Jacob Lawrence to illuminate the complexities Black people have faced migrating in America.