A free screening of “Lincoln” on Tuesday, May 14, with a panel discussion on May 15 that will address four major questions derived from the film.
Presented by the Africana and Black Studies program, the History department and the Museum of Culture and Environment will be addressing some questions viewers may or may not have considered initially when they viewed the film.
The following questions will be addressed:
• In what respects was the U.S. Constitution initially a racist document dedicated to the chattel of the slavery system?
• How does the film represent (or misrepresent) the 1865 constitutional struggle to abolish slavery in the U.S?
• How are race and racism depicted in the film?
• How are African Americans and their historical contributions represented on the screen?
The panel includes Dr. Charles Reasons from Law and Justice and Africana and Black Studies; Mr. Keith Champagne, ABD, Student Success, Dr. Dan Herman, History; Dr. Hope Amason, Anthropology; and Dr. Mark Auslander, Anthropology and Africana and Black Studies.
The film screening will be from 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 in the Science Building room 147. The panel discussion will take place the next day, Wednesday, May 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Science Building room 147.
Contact: Michelle Cyrus, diversity officer, 509-963-2198