African American History Film Series - Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
This series looks at the last five decades of African American history through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community—and our nation as a whole. - Tonight we will view the first in the series:
Out of the Shadows - The series begins at a turning point in American history: the Selma marches and Watts riots that marked a new phase in the black struggle. Gates explores the rising call for Black Power, redefining American culture, politics, and society. Distributed by PBS Distribution. This film is part of the Access Films on Demand streaming video collection available through www.nclive.org.
- Tuesday, Feb 12th 2019
- 5:45pm - 7:15pm
- New Hanover Room
- Main Library