“Celebrations, Found Truths, Sheroes, Heroes, Events and Programs” which recognize and celebrate the contributions in art, literature, politics and education of the African American community throughout the year in the DC Metropolitan area.
The Uncivil Civil War: Films Beyond the Battlefields in February
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003
The films of the Civil War are rich in the conflicts between the slave South and the abolitionist North.
February 19, 4:00pm: Freedom RoadJan Kadar’s Freedom Road (1979) captures the rare moment in South Carolina when Reconstruction created opportunities for free blacks to run for public office, own land, and even from protective alliances with poor white sharecroppers for mutual economic gain and self-protection.
February 26, 4:00pm: Slavery by Another NameSamuel D. Pollard’s Slavery by Another Name (2012) documents how debt peonage or involuntary servitude took the place of slavery for as many of 80,000 African-Americans in the South after the Civil War — 9,000 of whom died in captivity.