Making Black America: Through the Grapevine Screening

Making Black America
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
SCETV Upstate Studio, USC-Upstate Campus, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303

The screening of Making Black America: Through the Grapevine will be followed by a panel discussion.

Over the course of four weekly episodes, Making Black America: Through the Grapevine takes viewers into an extraordinary world that showcases Black people’s ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself.

“For centuries, 'the Grapevine' has connected Black Americans in formal and informal networks not just as a way of communicating but of building and sustaining communities large and small," said Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the program's host, writer and executive producer. "From churches to fraternal and sororal organizations to Black Twitter, this is the story of the making of Black America and how, in the making, a people did more than survive the onslaught of enslavement and segregation. They redefined America and its cultural gifts to the world. All of us are grateful to our partners at CPB and PBS for giving us the opportunity to explore this history and what it can teach us as we struggle to overcome the challenges of our times.”

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine will premiere on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 9:00 p.m. SCETV, and the PBS Video app.

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