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 last film in the series:
Touch the Sky: The final hour brings the story up to the present day. Gates celebrates how far African Americans have come toward equality and raises hard questions about the obstacles that remain. Distributed by PBS Distribution. This film is part of the Access Films on Demand streaming video collection available through www.nclive.org.
- Tuesday, Mar 5th 2019
- 5:45pm - 7:15pm
- Pine Room
- Northeast Library