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See “Black America Since MLK” at Fayetteville Public Library

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If Martin Luther King, Jr., were to say to us today, “What has happened since I’ve been gone?” what would we tell him? That’s the question that “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., sets out to answer. From Dr. King to Barack Obama, from James Brown’s “I’m Black and I’m Proud” to Beyonce’s “Formation” — the film charts the past five decades of black history, offering a fresh examination of key events and turning points in American race relations and black history.

Black America Since MLK Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Edmund Pettus Bridge

Join us for a free screening Sunday, Feb. 26, with the Fayetteville Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. Guest panelists include Caree A. Banton, associate professor of African-American studies and history at the University of Arkansas; John L. Colbert, associate superintendent for support services at Fayetteville Public Schools and president of the NWA Branch NAACP; Raven Cook, museum educator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and president/founder of Foundations: Black History Education Programming; Pearl Karen Dowe, associate professor of political science at the University of Arkansas; and Angela M. Monts, University of Arkansas Alumni Association constituent engagement.

Black America Since MLK Black Panthers

The panel discussion will elaborate on ideas discussed in the documentary, expanding on viewpoints that have rarely been heard on film, ideas that are not often said out loud and questions that many are afraid to ask. By delving into the changes to black America wrought by cultural and political forces, new questions of identity, new modes of communication, a globalizing economy and mass incarceration, “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” encourages us all to learn about and discuss what it means to be “black” today.

Black America Since MLK 1980s


“Black America Since MLK” Screening and Panel Discussion

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Fayetteville Public Library
401 W. Mountain Street


“Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise”