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Lorraine Hansberry Kickoff Event @ Temple Israel

Sunday, June 11, 2023 22 Sivan 5783

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Lorraine Hansberry Coalition, with generous support from the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, has organized a two-week, four-event 60th anniversary commemoration of the Rally to Support the Southern Freedom Movement, which Lorraine Hansberry organized and chaired at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester on June 16, 1963. The event was a significant moment in local civil rights history. Hansberry, renowned author, playwright (A Raisin in the Sun) and civil rights activist, was a denizen of Croton in her final years and is buried there.  Read the full press release.

With music, presentations, and community involvement:

  • Special appearances by Mondaire Jones, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and acclaimed folk-jazz artist KJ Denhert
  • Includes a screening of CHHS student-made short film
  • Kids' programming from 2-4 PM
  • Light refreshments and informal conversation from 4-5 PM

NO Charge but registration is required.

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