The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice will convene “A Gathering of the Elders: Sheroes, Heroes & Survivors,” on August 29th, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs, Mass.
The date was chosen to commemorate the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a special tribute to the victims who lost property, family, and hope.
In attendance will be a group of African American sheroes and heroes who lived through Jim Crow segregation and the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, including 104-year-old Otis Clark.
The gathering also celebrates the life of Oliver Hill, a protÃ©gÃ© of Charles Hamilton Houston and one of the Brown v. Board of Educations lawyers, who passed away on August 5th.
The Institute invites you to join an assemblage of African American leaders and visionaries whose combined wisdom, experience and accomplishments have paved the way for our collective successes in the 20th century. “It is a celebration of our history and our sense of hope for the future,” said Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Founding & Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, and host and emcee of the event.
Ticket information and additional details are available at http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org or by calling 617-495-8285.