posted February 6, 2001

Black History Month Films

Hope College will present two films
later this month in conjunction with national Black History
Month.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

 

The film "The Biography of W.E.B. Dubois" will be
presented in two parts on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 20-21,
and "The Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings Story" will be
presented on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Both films will be shown in
the Maas Center conference room at 7 p.m.

 

"The Biography of W.E.B. Dubois" explores the life
and career of Dubois, who lived from 1868 to 1963, from the
era of Reconstruction to the era of Jim Crow. As a scholar-
activist, he founded the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and organized the
first Pan-African Congress, in addition to being a prolific
writer. His most famous work was "The Souls of Black Folk."

 

"The Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings Story" is
a PBS Adult Learning Service video that features a dialogue
about family history, race relations and America's response
to the controversy surrounding the relationship between
Jefferson and Hemmings. The half-hour program presents a
discussion between Wayles Jefferson, who traces his roots to
Jefferson, and his wife Martha, and Tina Andrews,
screenwriter of the television miniseries "Sally Hemmings,
An American Scandal."

Additional information about the film series may
be obtained by calling the college's Office of Multicultural
Life at (616) 395-7867, or on the office's web site,
www.hope.edu/multicultural.