Cinema + Conversation: W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices

Date & Time
Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event
Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration strongly encouraged. Get Tickets: W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1995, dir. Louis Massiah, 116 min, USA) A special screening to commemorate the 150th birthday (Feb 23) of Dr. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) Du Bois (1868-1963). This film offers unique insights into an eventful century in African American history. Born three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois witnessed the imposition of Jim Crow, its defeat by the Civil Rights Movement and the triumph of African independence struggles. Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara and Amiri Baraka narrate successive periods of Du Bois' life and discuss its impact on their work. A conversation with director Louis Massiah and Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor & Chair of Howard University's Afro-American Studies Department, to follow screening.

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