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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 second film in the series:

Move on Up: The second hour dramatizes the diverging paths for African Americans and outbursts of white backlash that emerged in the 1970s and early ‘80s. Gates explores how African Americans found a new source of hope from the creation of hip-hop. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Available through Access Films on Demand through www.nclive.org.



Tuesday, Feb 19th 2019
5:45pm - 7:15pm
New Hanover Room
Main Library
  Adult Programs     Young Adult Programs  
In case of technology issues, we may substitute another film dealing with African American History.