Black History Month Research & Film Series: exploring the theme of "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity" through "The Great Debaters"

Monday, March 8, 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.

Monday, March 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm:

Our second event explores the official Black History Month theme of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” This theme will be explored through “The Great Debaters” (2007), a movie about higher education, labor activism, and racial violence in east Texas. Dr. Kimberly Hill of the History faculty will introduce the movie and host the watch party. Please rsvp to [email protected] to receive links to the Zoom meeting and the Amazon 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.

Dr. Kimberly Hill is Assistant Professor of U.S. and African American History at the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities. In her research, Dr. Hill studies African American Christian internationalism (during most of the Jim Crow era (the 1890s through the 1950s)) and focuses on the activities of Southern Presbyterian missionaries and the social advocacy of Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. leaders.  

For more information contact:
Kimberly Hill
[email protected]