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Best of Black Harvest – West: Tell Them We Are Rising Film and Discussion
May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Best of Black Harvest – West: Tell Them We Are Rising Screening + Film Discussion
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, 2017, Stanley Nelson, USA (feature), 84 min. Director Nelson (BLACK PANTHERS) examines the legacy of historically black colleges and universities, covering such topics as the post-
Civil War “contraband schools;” the opposed educational visions of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois; the Golden Age of the 1930s-1940s; the activist 1960s; and the recent challenges faced by a still thriving institution.
Special Guest: More information to come soon!
The Gene Siskel Film Center brings the Best of Black Harvest Film Festival back to Garfield Park Conservatory this spring! New this year, the series of screenings will also include showings at the BBF Family Services (formerly known as Better Boys Foundation). The Best of Black Harvest Film Festival highlights films from past years. These screenings are made possible by generous support provided by Allstate.
All screenings are FREE and include a post-film discussions with filmmakers and special guests. All ages, and especially teens, are all encouraged to come! Doors open at 5:30pm with screenings starting at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.