About this Event
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Following critically acclaimed runs in New York City and London, the american vicarious’ radically staged production of the historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. is reenacted over three nights on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s campus.
“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”
This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.