Join us and our partners at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center for a free, advance screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m.
The full, two-part documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., looks back at the last 50 years of black history – from Dr. King to Barack Obama, from James Brown’s “I’m Black and I’m Proud” to Beyoncé’s “Formation” – charting the progress black people have made and raising questions about the obstacles that remain.
The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. John W. Miller Jr., UALR associate professor of social work, president of 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock; Ryan Davis, director of Children’s International; Matthew Caston, program coordinator at City Year and founder/CEO of the Freedman Society; Dr. Angela Webster, UCA associate vice president for Institutional Diversity. Dr. Joseph Jones, president of Arkansas Baptist College, will moderate.
“Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” offers a fresh examination of key events and turning points in American race relations and black history over the last five decades – animated by viewpoints that have rarely been heard on television, ideas that are not often said out loud and questions that many are afraid to ask. By examining the changes to black America wrought by cultural and political forces Gates asks what the black community has accomplished since 1965 – and what it means to be “black” today. The entire two-part, four-hour documentary series will will premiere on AETN Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and 22, at 7 each night.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
“Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” Advance Screening, 1 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
501 W. 9th St., Little Rock
Tuesdays Nov. 15 and 22 at 7 each night
Corporate support for this project is provided by Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation, in partnership with Hoover Milstein and Emigrant Bank, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ford Foundation Just Films; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and PBS.