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T. THOMAS FORTUNE LECTURE SERIES with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Tickets: $100-$50 Donation to T. Thomas Fortune

Book tickets through T. Thomas Fortune Website


Please join us for a luncheon benefiting the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center with guest keynote speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Dr. Muhammad’s address will be followed by the 3 PM matinee performance of Two Sisters and a Piano, by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz, a play about revolution, art and dreams. Doors will open at 11:30 am. A donation of $100 gives patrons access to the luncheon, lecture and matinee performance. A donation of $50 gives patrons access to the lecture and luncheon only.



Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the former executive director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. He is currently the Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Dr. Muhammad’s work is broad in its examination of racism and criminal justice, economic inequality and democracy in United States history. He is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. His writings have appeared in national print and broadcast media and in Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.


Featured Production Season Show

August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

JUN 8 – 30 / 2024

Audio Described

Audio Description is available for patrons with vision loss. Using a lightweight headset, with no wires or cables, that operates with a FM system, patrons can hear a live, objective and concise description of the action on stage.

Open Captioned

Open Captioning is available for patrons with hearing loss. This service is useful to those who may not fully benefit from the FM amplification system, or who need help catching particular words. A screen, which projects dialogue as the action occurs live on stage, is placed to the side of the stage.

Citizen Barlow is looking for peace. To get it, he’ll knock at Aunt Ester’s door every day if that’s what it takes. Set in 1904, the opening installment in August Wilson’s The American Century Cycle includes the playwright’s most fantastical journey, where the secrets of the past point towards future liberation.

August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean