Celebrating Black History Month Through Film

Posted Jan 31st, 2008 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


The Art Tatum African American Resource Center
of the Kent Branch Library Presents . . .

The Black Film Series
“Celebrating Black History Month Through Film”

Hardwood -Tuesday, February 5, 2008
by filmmaker Hubert Davis- Story of family reunion between former Globetrotter Mel Davis and his son Hubert Davis. In the racially hostile climate of the sixties Davis fell in love with a white woman he felt he could not marry. This story tells of the emotional drama between absent fathers and their sons.

Roosevelt’s American Dream -Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Tod Lending – This film is about the struggles of a Liberian man who leaves the civil war of his country. Roosevelt escapes death and leaves his wife and children to come to America. While trained as a civil engineer, in America he must start over.

An Unlikely Friendship-Tuesday, February 19, 2008
By filmmaker Diane Brown – Story about a friendship between a black woman activist and a former Ku Klux Klan member. This drama focuses on the racial struggles in the early 1970’s in the Durham, North Carolina Public School system. This film shows the social costs of change and the development of friendship.

Return to Mississippi-Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A story about historical events that have taken place in Mississippi and what action still needs to happen today as told by its residents.

All films will be shown at 6 pm followed by group discussion. Kent Branch is located at 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Light refreshments will be served.

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