Miami, Nov. 14, 2016 – Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus’ School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) in collaboration with WPBT2 South Florida PBS, will screen a portion of the documentary film Black in America Since MLK: And Still I Rise at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the SEDT film screening room. The screening is free and open to the public.
In his new four-hour series, Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.
Every aspect of the series—its visual approach, music, narrative scope, and Gates’ intimate tone—is crafted to feel vibrant and relevant, to raise questions that are provocative and thoughtful. How far have we come toward racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? How can we have a black President while events like Ferguson continue to occur? All Americans, whatever their race, and whenever they were born, want to make sense of the last fifty years of our history. This series drives straight to the heart of those questions with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times to make this history tangible, immediate, and compelling.
Dr. Gates formally kicked off his acclaimed series several years ago at MDC’s historic Tower Theater and participated in MDC’s Miami Film Festival.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor. PBS and their member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age appropriate way.
For more information, please contact North Campus Administration at 305-237-1141.