Black History Month Film
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
More Than a Month
Black History Month Film Screening
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
One Man's Quest to End Black History Month Becomes a Humorous and Provocative Look at Race in "Post-Racial" America
Should Black History Month be ended? That is the question explored by African American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to do just that. Both amusing and thought provoking, More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America. The film is a first-person narrative of the filmmaker's quest to understand the implications of Black History Month.
More Than a Month asks the questions: How do we justify teaching American history as somehow separate from African American history? What does it mean that we have a Black History Month? What would it mean if we didn't? The broadcast of More Than a Month is part of the Independent Lens and PBS celebration of Black History Month.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.montana.edu/diversity/ or call 994-5801.