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Timeline of Black History in Film

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ClassGraphic Explore this important selection of films curated to show critical moments, events, and themes in the black American experience. Presented across the historical timeline from the late 1700s into our current era, these films offer deep perspective. Slave rebellion on land and sea, plantation experiences, and the fight for respect leading to emancipation lay the groundwork for the next challenges that faced both Black and white Americans. These challenges include reactionary racism and the violence of hate groups like the KKK which greatly scar and impact the country. As a result, Black leaders rise, and some of these men of steel become angry, impatient, and give their lives for meaningful civil rights in America. We will discuss what's at stake - whether a society can become integrated if it's unsure about how to value and amalgamate its diversity and strengths. Our series of films, and their actors and directors, have received many honors and awards from US and international societies. Among the directors are Ava Duvernay, Steven Spielberg, Steve McQueen, and Spike Lee. Due to the length of some films and our lively discussion, please plan for 3-hour sessions.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Diane Valencia2.Paul Hurder 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/7/2024 - 6/6/2024 Weekly - Thu 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Paul Hurder  ; Diane Valencia 
/*NOV 14 2020*/