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The Lost Negroes of North America: A Silent Film Experience
November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm- Free
The decade following the conclusion of World War II is a rich period in American history and progress, but is also a time when African American contributions to family, education, social institutions, and collective wealth are often overlooked. Independent journalist Ralph L. Crowder III presents The Lost Negroes of North America, which examines a different perspective of northern family and community life in South Minneapolis from 1945–1955. The silent film experience includes exceptionally rare 8mm silent film footage from The Frances E. Thompson Digital Library for Family Research and will be accompanied by live, in-theater performances by a DJ, three-piece band, and poet. Prior to the screening, Crowder will be joined on stage by colleagues to discuss this needed reflection on community life. Reception to follow.
Note: Livestream will include introduction and panel discussion only. Silent film will only be shown in person.
Reception to follow: 6:00–7:00 pm, Northrop Gallery.
This event is presented in coordination with Alonzo King LINES Ballet Deep River.