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.
Representative from Georgia's 5th District and famous civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis gives the third Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture and is installed as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow of the Gotlieb Center. Running Time: 1:15:17.
Congressman John Lewis visits the Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading Room at the Gotlieb Center before giving the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Running Time: 4:17.
Congressman John Lewis joins civil rights activist and the 2010 Coretta Scott King Fellow Diane Nash for a discussion on leadership. Running Time: 5:13.
BU students questioned the Massachusetts gubernatorial hopefuls - and our panel of experts led by Prof. John Carroll and analyzed the answers. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center taped Boston University students' questions addressed to the candidates for Massachusetts governor and then recorded the answers they gave. Running Time: 13:35.
Only once since its inception in 1839 has Boston University failed to hold a commencement for a graduating class of baccalaureates, that was the spring of 1970. These are the reflections of some members of "Class that Didn't Graduate" at their 40th reunion. Running Time: 19:21.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research hosted a celebration of the life of noted writer Robert B. Parker. Tributes to Mr. Parker's life were made by Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane, Calvin Trillin and members of the Parker family. Running Time: 58:10.
Actress Tyne Daly talks about her archive at the Gotlieb Center, her time on Cagney and Lacey, rejection, and an actor's self-image. Running Time: 19:20.
Academy award-winner Geena Davis discusses her time as a student in BU’s theater department, her career in Hollywood, and her work with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Running Time: 45:51.
Distinguished poet Sonia Sanchez gives a reading of her work and was named as a Coretta Scott King Fellow at the Second Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Running Time: 33:28.
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