Statewide Screening Events

“Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise”

You are cordially invited to join the ETV Endowment and SCETV for one of three BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE screening events across South Carolina. Each is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required.

 

 

About BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole. Watch the entire series on November 15 & 22, 8 p.m. on SCETV. Join the conversation at #BlackAmericaPBS.

 

Charleston

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6:30 - 8:00p.m.

Burke High School

244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403

Co-hosted by the Joseph P. Riley, Jr Center for Livable  Communities at the College of Charleston.  We will begin with a 30-minute sneak peek of BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE. A panel discussion on civil rights in Charleston featuring former Mayor Joe Riley, the Honorable Lucille Whipper, SC Community Loan Fund's CEO Michelle Mapp, Dr. Bernard Powers, professor of history, College of Charleston, and moderator Dr. Kendra Stewart, director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr Center, will follow the preview. 

Register for the Charleston screening.

 

Columbia

Sunday, November 13, 2016

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Richland Library Main

1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Co-hosted by the Richland Library

We will preview a 30-minute segment from BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, and Beryl Dakers will host a panel discussion. Reservations are not required.  More information is available on the Richland Library Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1881944028695025/

 

Rock Hill

Monday, November 14, 2016

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Palmetto Room

150 East White Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Co-hosted by the City of Rock Hill

4:00        Dedication of the new Freedom Walk

5:00        Reception; light refreshments will be served

5:30        BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE – 30-minute preview and panel discussion featuring Mr. David Williamson of the Friendship 9, as well as Winthrop University professors Dr. Adolphus Belk, Dr. Scott Huffmon and Dr. Jennifer Disney (moderator).  This evening's preview of BLACK AMERICAN SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE is supported in part by a contribution from David and Kloo Vipperman.

 

Register for the Rock Hill screening.