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February is Black History Month

by Alicia Reyes on 2020-02-05T12:34:00-08:00 | Comments

Join us in celebrating the culture, contributions, and history of African Americans with a series of films and an audio-visual presentation by Mark Montgomery French that uncovers the African-American roots of popular music genres. 

 

Film Series: Blindspotting

black ex-con trying to finish out his year-long probation witnesses a brutal police shooting, an incident that begins to haunt him and ultimately forces him to re-examine his relationship with his white best friend, a man who is known to be reckless.

Rated: R

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time: 3 – 4:40 pm

Location: Edith Stone Room

Library: Albany Library

 

Film Series: The Last Black Man in San Francisco  

A black man dreams of owning the house his grandfather built, now in a white neighborhood in San Francisco.

Rated: R

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: Edith Stone Room

Library: Albany Library  

 

Film SeriesHidden Figures

Join us in celebration of Black History Month by learning the story of the all-female, African American team of mathematicians who played a vital roll in NASA.

Rated: PG

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Library: San Lorenzo Library

 

All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black by Mark Montgomery French

Join us for a humorous, highly immersive, and historically accurate hour that uncovers the African-American roots of popular music genres that appear to be free of African-Americans. Utilizing a rich audiovisual presentation, Mark Montgomery French reveals the sonic secrets behind African-Americans’ cultural invisibility within the musical categories they helped define.

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Time: 2 – 3:30 pm

Location: Greenhouse Community Room

Library: San Lorenzo Library

 


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