African-American Black Film Exposition - Feb. 14, 16, 17

Sankofa African Heritage and the LCCC History Department present the fourth annual Black Studies Forum: African-American Black Film Exposition featuring four films shown Feb. 14, 16 and 17 at LCCC's Center for Conferences and Institutes. 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO shown 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14
James Baldwin's unpublished journal on racism in America — a post mortem story that had to be told.

500 YEARS LATER, A FILM BY OWEN 'ALIK SHAHADAH shown 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16
Filmed in five continents, 500 Years Later is a journey infused with the spirit and music of liberation. It chronicles the struggle of a people who have fought, and continue to fight, for the most essential human right — self-determination.

The PBS Documentary, THE BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT shown 7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16
William Monroe Trotter's battle to mobilize national censorship of The Birth of a Nation, a film that glorified the Ku Klux Klan as a necessary vigilante organization to restore and protect the honor of the white race, especially white women.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION shown 9:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17
Documented and assailed as the most controversial motion picture ever to be produced in America, it is the film that divided America into black and white and sanctioned segregation and discriminatory practices forever.

All screenings and events are free and open to the community. 

For more information contact: Jill Zarend 307.635.7094