In honor of Black History Month, the Calumet City Public Library proudly presents the following films:
Thursday, February 2nd /Starts at 4pm/30 minutes.
Reparations: This film explores the four-century struggle to repair and atone for slavery in the United States. Both Black and Asian Americans tell the story by reflecting on the legacy of slavery, the inequities that still persist, and the critical role that solidarity between communities has in acknowledging and addressing racism in America.
Thursday, February 9th/Starts at 4pm/33 minutes.
An Outrage: The History and Legacy of Lynching in the South: This award-winning film describes the heinous act of lynching in the American South. Interviews with descendants, community activists, and scholars are shared to educate audiences as well as serving as a remembrance and reflection upon a long-hidden past.
Thursday, February 16th/Starts at 4pm/1 hour 58 minutes.
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in American: This film chronicles the history and experiences of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of 1960s and beyond.
Thursday, February 23rd/Starts at 4pm/1 hour 23 minutes.
Streetlight Harmonies: This film is an entertaining journey through the bands, songs, and harmonies of doo-wop. Learn more about this definitive period of music and the artists that defined it.
Everyone is welcome and all the films are free.
Registration recommended by calling 708-862-6220 ext. 2
All films are also available through the Library’s Kanopy Subscription and can be viewed by Calumet City Public Library cardholders on mobile devices.