The Quorum

Please join us for a film screening of THE QUORUM by Maurice M. Martinez & Harriet J. Ottenheimer (2004)

In the politically and racially charged atmosphere of the 1960s, The Quorum Coffee House created a successful model for multicultural exchange. Opened in 1963 to persons from all racial backgrounds, The Quorum became a frequent target of segregationist harassment in New Orleans. In 1964 police raided The Quorum taking 73 people to jail and accusing them of things like “playing guitars out of tune.”  Combining oral history and rare archival materials “The Quorum” shows what happens when ordinary people become involved in extra-ordinary events.  (60 minutes)  Community advocate and scholar, Anita Yesho will facilitate a short discussion after the screening.  Guest Panelists: Lee Grue, Uganda Robert, Roxy Wright (confirmed), and Lanny Goldfinch (invited).

FREE Admission and Refreshments.  SEATING IS LIMITED.  For more information or to rsvp contact, and please visit