Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Location: Olav H. Hauge
Racism in the USA then and now
When Lynda Blackmon Lowery marched with Martin Luther King from Selma in Alabama in 1965, she was only 15 years old – but she knew what justice was, and knew she wanted it. Lowery relates this in her graphic memoir Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom. She has lived through – and participated in – major upheavals in US history. What was it like then, and what it is like being black in America in 2020?
Lowery talks with critic Kaja Schjerven Mollerin about the experience of marching with Dr King, and life in the US South today.
The conversation will be held in English.