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Sankofa 2017 Black Film Series: Chrisholm '72

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Start Date:
February 04, 2017
End Date:
February 04, 2017
Alexandria Museum of Art
1:00 PM
 Sankofa Cultural Collective's 2017 Black History Film Series will feature five films focused on significant events in the African American experience. Sponsored by Sankofa in partnership with the Alexandria Museum of Art, the LSU Alexandria Student Government Association (SGA), and the LSU Alexandria International and Multi-Cultural Affairs Committee, the films will be shown at 1:00pm Saturdays, January 28 and February 4, at the Alexandria Museum of Art, and 6:00pm Thursdays, February 9, 16, and 23, at a the Club House of The OAKS at LSUA campus housing.

The series’ films include:
January 28 (AMoA) - A Raisin in the Sun (1961). This classic explores an African American family’s struggle for their piece of the American dream. (PG-13)

February 4 (AMoA) - Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed (2004), a documentary of Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and African American to run for U.S. president. (Documentary)

February 9 (LSUA) - The Birth of a Nation (2016), based on the story of Nat Turner, an enslaved man who led a rebellion in Southhampton, Virginia, in 1831. (R)

February 16 (LSUA) - February 16 (LSUA) - Race (2016), the feature film about Olympic legend Jesse Owens, who overcame the brutal racial climate of Adolf Hitler’s Germany to compete—and win—in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. (PG-13)

February 23 (LSUA) - Freedom Summer (2014). Over 10 weeks in 1964, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi. (Documentary)

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