National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

NPC Luncheon with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

March 14, 2016 12:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

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Acclaimed Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken Burns joined by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., will talk about race in America at a National Press Club luncheon March 14.

The history of race has captured the attention of both men and now Burns and Gates have teamed up to host a national lecture series that takes a deeper dive on the issue. The two were brought together following the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina last year.

Ken Burns film "Jackie Robinson" is set to premiere in April and Henry Louis Gates Jr. film “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” is set to premiere in the Fall. Burns’ film takes a look at the life and times of the man known for breaking the color barrier in baseball. Gates’s film looks at the walls that continue to divide the United States.

Lunch will be served at 12:30, with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for National Press Club members and one guest, and $38 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online by going to the following LINK. For questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501.

NPC members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to at least 48 hours in advance. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put BURNS in the subject line and email to before the day of the luncheon.

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