Conversations in History

Individuals portrayed in Portraits of Purpose exhibit/book will be matched in conversation with relevant figures from different eras of history, and will entertain questions from the audience. The goal of these events is to illuminate the common ground shared by the two individuals and their differing approaches to social change.

Possible Conversations:

  • Melivin Miller, Founder and Editor, Bay State Banner black weekly newspaper  in conversation with William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer.
  • Ambassador Charles Stith, former Ambassador to Tanzania  & founder, African Leadership Institute at Boston University  in conversation with Marcus Garvey, proponent of Black  Nationalism and Pan Africanism.
  • Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, antislavery activist; Co-Pastor of  Bethel AME Church, Boston, MA, and Executive Director of  My Sister’s Keeper in conversation with Harriet Tubman,  Abolitionist and organizer, Underground Railway.

Interested in hosting a Forum?

For more information, please contact 
Libbie Shufro, P.O.P. Arts & Education Director