- This event has passed.
The Great Society: A Community Conversation
March 12, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.| Free
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will host a community conversation about The Great Society on March 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m in conjunction with the Dallas Theater Center. The Great Society, the second part of Robert Schenkkan’s epic theatrical event that began with All the Way in 2016, continues the story of Lyndon B. Johnson’s turbulent presidency. While fighting a “war on poverty” at home, an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam and powerful political enemies, Johnson fights to pass civil rights legislation and some of America’s most important social programs.
Panelists in this conversation about power, morality and change include:
Robert Schenkkan – The Great Society playwright Robert Schenkkan is a winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award and is a three-time Emmy nominee.
Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney – Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney is Associate Professor of History and Interim Director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington.
Lee Cullum – Host of CEO, KERA’s original monthly series of interviews with North Texas business leaders, Lee Cullum is a Dallas Morning News contributor and longtime veteran journalist
The conversation will be moderated by Kevin Moriarty, Dallas Theater Center Enloe/Rose Artistic Director.
A co-production with Houston’s Alley Theatre, The Great Society is being performed at the Wyly Theatre from March 9 through April 1, 2018.
Reserve your free tickets now at http://www.dallastheatercenter.org/rsvp.php
Paid parking is conveniently located adjacent to the Museum.
Photo credit: Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson. LBJ Library photo taken on 12/3/1963 by Yoichi Okamoto in the Oval Office at the White House, W28-12.