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Musicians, historians explore cultural life in the post-civil rights era, Sept. 27

The Black Bohemia Roundtable Program will present "Elvis is Dead: Music, Literature, Culture and Historical Memory in the Post-Civil Rights Era" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Princeton University Museum of Art .

The participants include:

  • Don Byron, Blue Note Records recording artist, "You Are #6"
  • Ellen Gallagher, visual artist, Gagosian Gallery, New York
  • Meshell Ndegeocello, Maverick Records recording artist, "Cookie: the Anthropological Mixtape"
  • Vernon Reid, guitarist for Living Colour and co-founder, Black Rock Coalition
  • Greg Tate, "Village Voice" journalist and author of "Flyboy in the Buttermilk."
  • The moderator will be Robin Kelley, chair of the history department at New York University. The discussions will be followed with a performance by Byron.

    The event is sponsored by the Princeton University Museum of Art, the Program in African-American Studies , the Department of English , the Sophomore Initiative Grant and the Humanities Council .

    Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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