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FIT Soul Club Panel

February 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The FIT Soul Club was created after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, and lasted until 1991. Inspired by the FIT Soul Club fashion shows’ exuberance, positivity, and dynamism, the library has been conducting an oral history project with faculty, students, and alumni to share the experience of the Soul Club with the community. This project will culminate in a public event during Black History Month featuring an in-person panel of speakers with excerpts from the Soul Club fashion show videos. This event will be recorded and available for viewing on FIT’s Archive on Demand.

Taur Orange, director of the Educational Opportunity Program, will moderate.

If you’d like to watch footage of the Soul Club fashion shows and oral histories with former members of the club, you can find them in Archive on Demand’s current library here.

This event is part of the FIT Diversity Collective’s Black History Month activities; for a full schedule of activities, visit fitnyc.edu/blackhistory.

This event is free and open to the public. 


February 22, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


Jennifer Brady, Gladys Marcus Library
212 217.4368