Alvin Ailey’s impassioned tribute to the profound courage and terrible anguish of Nelson and Winnie Mandela is, more broadly, a portrait of people transformed by injustice. Max Roach’s richly varied drumming and Abbey Lincoln’s vocals set the emotional tone for this powerful work that lifts up those who resist oppression in any form.
Ailey Blog: The Art and Anguish of Survivors
Click here to watch the dynamic panel conversation - a collaboration between the Ailey organization and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) - that focused on the Center's March on Washington 60th anniversary exhibition and the new production of Ailey's Survivors. Panelists include Artistic Director Robert Battle, NCCHR Director of Exhibitions Lance Wheeler, scholar, activist and historian Dr. Clarissa Myrick-Harris, and National Director of AIleyCamp Nasha Thomas; moderated by NBC News Correspondent Blayne Alexander.