Cinema and Conversation -- Black Journal: Black Women

Date & Time
Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
African American History and Culture Museum
Event Type
After Five, Films, Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
No Registration Required
About this Event
Black Journal: Black Women features two rare films from the NMAAHC collection, The Black Woman and Alice Coltrane both made in 1970, from the seminal program Black Journal, which aired on NET TV in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Alice Coltrane is an intimate visit with the musician Alice Coltrane at her home where she discusses her musical and spiritual inspirations and performs on the harp. The Black Woman focuses on, in the words Black Journal host Tony Brown, “one of the greatest institutions in the world: the Black woman”.
The films will be introduced by Dr. Rhea Combs, NMAAHC Curator of Photography and Film and will be followed by a discussion with scholar Philana Payton and journalist, Joan Harris – who is featured and interviewed in The Black Woman. This screening is co-presented with Screen Slate via the online platform ( .

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