Race for Justice Presents: African-American History Series

Don’t Miss Our African American History Series in March

The Race for Justice (R4J) team of UUCK is sponsoring a 6 part PBS documentary series about African American history.  In “Many Rivers to Cross”, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a Harvard University Professor, recounts 500 years of African American history.  Discussion of each video will be facilitated by Rev. Steven following the showing.  R4J will provide light lunch and refreshments. 

When:  Each part of the video series will be shown at 1:00 on consecutive Sundays Starting on March 1 and the four following Sundays.  The sixth episode will be shown on an afternoon in April. 

Where:  Fessenden Hall

RSVP:  Please RSVP to Mary Beth ([email protected]) by the Thursday prior to each Sunday’s showing, to assist with planning. 

Questions?  Contact Rhonda Richardson at [email protected]

More details about the series: Gwen Ifill sits down with Gates to discuss the journey of black Americans who created hope and persistence in the face of brutal discrimination.  The series Commences with the origins of slavery in Africa, and recounts African-American history through five decades right up to the time when America is led by a black President, yet the country remains deeply divided by race.  The series explores the evolution of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, social and religious perspectives they developed in forging their own history, culture and society–against unimaginable odds. 

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