Since 1981, the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series has brought to Newark leading scholars of and figures in African American history to participate in a civic ritual dedicated to the rigorous exploration of the past as a means of bringing about brighter futures. The Series 40th installment, Black Futures: What Seems to Be, Need Not Be, will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the campus of RU-Newark, where it is organized annually by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. More.