Louisville Public Library hosts 2020 African American History Film series

For Black History Month, the Louisville Free Public Library on York Street will present the 2020 African American History Film series. 

The Louisville Free Public Library will offer this series at their York Street location every Sunday at 2 PM in February in the Centennial Room. Attendees can find the Centennial Room on the lower level of the newer part of the library between 3rd and 4th Streets.

The 2020 African American History Film Series is a collaboration between the Louisville Free Public Library and the University of Louisville’s Health Science Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

There will be hearing loops available for the hearing impaired to facilitate participation in film viewings and discussions.

The movies and showtimes are as follows. 

  • Free State of Jones – February 2, 2 PM
    • Synopsis: A disillusioned Confederate soldier returns to Mississippi to lead a racially diverse militia of men and women in an uprising against the Confederacy. Based on Actual Events
    • Rated R – 2 hrs 19 min
  • The Best of Enemies – February 9, 2 PM
    • Synopsis: Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, over the issue of school integration. Based on actual events. 
    • Rated PG-13 – 2 hrs 13 min
  • BlacKkKlansman – February 16, 2 PM
    • An African American police officer successfully infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events
    • Rated R – 2 hrs 15 min
  • When They See Us – February 23, 2 PM
    • Five teens become trapped in a nightmare when they are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on actual events. 
    • Rated TV-MA – 1 hr 4 min

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