February 17 is the date of the 38th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series at the Paul Robeson Campus Center on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark.
Organizer Dr. Mark Krasovic and Keynote Speaker and jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris sat down with WBGO's News Director Doug Doyle to talk about next Saturday's day-long event.
This year's theme is "The Space Between the Notes: The Social Life of Music in Black History." The conference is sponsored by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at RU-N.
The day's other lecturers and performers will be:
Farrah Jasmine Griffin, Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University.
Daphne Brooks, Professor of African American Studies and Theater Studies at Yale University.
Alexis Jessica Morrast, celebrated 16-year old jazz singer and recording artist who currently resides in Plainfield, but is a native Newarker.
The MTW is free and open to the public.
Click above to hear the entire conversation with Stefon Harris and Mark Krasovic.