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Black History Month Movie Night & Potluck

black history monthFriday, February 26, 6:00 PM Potluck, 7:00 PM Movie & Discussion

Skyline’s Justice & Witness team is hosting a film and potluck for Black History Month.  All are welcome for an evening of community, awareness, growth, and honoring the story of African Americans.

We are holding two movies which we will choose from that night.

“The documentary “Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues,”  tells the story of the blues, a uniquely American music form. Born out of the economic and social transformation of African American life early in the 20th century, the blues eloquently capture both suffering and resilience.  The film features many of the often overlooked women who were pioneers of the blues, including Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, and Ethel Waters.”

The documentary, “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” “offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the “Jim Crow” system originated and developed.

Program 1. Promises betrayed (1865-1896): Whites pass laws to segregate and disenfranchise African Americans; Ida B. Wells and Booker T. Washington lead struggles for justice — Program 2. Fighting back (1896-1917): Black America’s new middle class faces increasing white violence; W.E.B. DuBois joins the NAACP — Program 3. Don’t shout too soon (1917-1940): Returning Black WWI soldiers intensify calls for justice; Charles Hamilton Houston wins the first Supreme Court victory — Program 4. Terror and triumph (1940-1954): Intense white violence will not stop triumphant freedom fighters; The Brown v. Board of Education launches the civil rights movement.”

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