One event on February 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm
College of Charleston’s African American Studies Program screens a series of films during the month of February, exploring key figures and moments in African American history. All screenings take place at 6 p.m. in room 118 of the Education Center.
Birth of a Nation, Feb. 3, 2020. Released in 2016, this film tells the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
Father’s Kingdom, Feb. 10. This 2017 documentary looks at the untold story of the civil rights pioneer Father Divine. The son of emancipated slaves, at his peak, Divine was one of America’s most controversial religious leaders.
Daughters of the Dust, Feb. 17. This 1991 independent film highlights the story of a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina at the beginning of the 20th century, examining generational splits within the family.
Malcolm X, Feb. 24. A biopic film released in 1992 featuring Denzel Washington that examines the life of black activist Malcolm X.