Black History Month Research & Film Series: highlighting blues music and female leadership through the Netflix movie "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom"

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Online
Admission: Free
Season: 2020-2021


Sponsored by the School of Arts & Humanities. The 2021 Black History Month events include four screenings of film or tv episodes with Zoom introductions by members of the A&H community.

Tuesday, March 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm:

Our third event highlights blues music and female leadership through the Netflix movie “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020) based on the August Wilson play of the same name. The film will be introduced by Carolina Reyes (an MA student in Visual and Performing Arts) with a watch party moderated by Summer Leigh (an MA student in the History Program). Please rsvp to [email protected] to receive links to the Zoom meeting and the Netflix watch party.  

The event will start on Zoom and then switch to a streaming platform with a chat function. The introductions to each event will be available for free via Zoom, but the watch parties will be hosted on paid platforms. Attendees for all but the first event will need their own streaming subscriptions to HBO Max, Netflix, or Amazon Prime.

Carolina Reyes is pursuing a master’s degree in Visual and Performing Arts. Her area of interest focuses on the trauma of Black and Latina Women’s bodies, and how our western visual culture regurgitates this history. Reyes grew up in Queens, New York and enjoys making her friends big, elaborate meals in her spare time.


For more information contact:
Kimberly Hill
[email protected]