Roots & Routes Black Migrations Film Series: Daughters of the Dust

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Age Group: Adults

Event Description

Join us for a film series examining the theme of Black History Month 2019, "Black Migrations."  In March, we'll be watching Daughters of the Dust (1991, not rated), the first film by an African American woman to have a major theatrical release.  Daughters of the Dust tells the story of the Peazant family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina.  In 1902 the family is at a crossroads as some members want to leave for the mainland and a more modern way of life, while others want to stay and maintain their traditional way of life.

The film will be followed by a discussion.