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  • DSU to Host Film Series in Celebration of African American History Month
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    Published - 01/24/14 - 01:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    February is African American History Month
    February is African American History Month
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) – In observance of African American History Month, Dixie State University’s History and Political Science Department will present a series of films highlighting the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Each film screening will be held each Monday, starting on January 27 and throughout the month of February, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Dunford Auditorium inside the DSU Browning Resource Center. Admission is free for all community members, DSU students, and faculty and staff.

    The five-part film series schedule is as follows:

    January 27: “The People Speak” – A look at America’s struggles with war, class, race and women’s rights, based on Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States.”

    February 3: “The Untold Story of Emmett Till” – Includes never-before-seen testimony in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who in 1955, was brutally murdered after whistling at a white woman.

    February 10: “Nobody Knows – The Untold Story of Black Mormons” – An award-winning documentary that chronicles the history of African Americans in the LDS Church.

    February 17: “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland” – with film director Loki Mulholland as special guest speaker. In association with DOCUTAH, the documentary film tells the amazing true story of one white Southern woman’s courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement.

    February 24: “Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement” – Directed by John Goodman, Oscar and Emmy-Award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. narrates this dramatic look at the people who raised their voices in song against racism and inequality.

    African American History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and their central role in U.S. history. For more information on the film series, please contact DSU History and Political Science Department Chair Dr. Joel A. Lewis at 435-652-7864 or at lewis@dixie.edu.

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