In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many of the videos on this page are recordings on these lectures and talks. Also featured are interviews with some of our notable collectees.
Senator Edward Brooke talks about President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr. Running Time: 5:44.
BU Professor and retired US Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich talks about United States foreign policy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his book, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. Running Time: 1:20:25.
Legendary news anchor and journalist Dan Rather talks to BU students about the upcoming 2008 Presidential election and helps celebrate HGARC’s 45th Anniversary. Running Time: 36:29.
The Bette Davis Foundation and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center host a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bette Davis with film legends Susan Sarandon and Lauren Bacall, with tirbute remarks by film critic Rex Reed. Running Time: 1:02:03.
Film critic and author Rex Reed talks about the Gotlieb Center as he visits A Retrospective Exhibition of the Life and Work of Bette Davis exhibition. Running Time: 1:34.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the Poetry Society of America host a discussion held on the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, exploring his lasting cultural influence on the arts. The event features Sam Cornish, Chuck D, Simon Estes, Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, Anna Deavere Smith, Sonia Sanchez, and Callie Crossley as the moderator. Co-Sponsored by Boston Review and Cave Canem. Running Time: 41:50.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the Poetry Society of America host a discussion and poetry reading showcasing the distinctive voices in contemporary African-American Poetry, featuring Elizabeth Alexander, Sam Cornish, Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Nikki Giovanni, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dawn Lundy Martin, Carl Phillips, Quincy Troupe, Sonia Sanchez and Afaa Michael Weaver. Co-sponsored by Boston Review and Cave Canem. Running Time: 1:27:10.
Poet Michael Afaa Weaver discusses the current state of African-American poetry and his time studying under Michael Harper. Running Time: 3:19.
Poet Carl Phillips discusses the broadening definition of African-American poetry. Running Time: 1:14.
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