History After Hours: Black History Untold

What was the American Revolution, and who was it for? Our galleries are full of compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government, including those of free and enslaved Africans for whom the War held the promise of personal liberation from slavery. What happened then, and after? How is the “ongoing experiment” reflected in the histories of Black people in America? Learn these stories, and more, and hear about the creation and evolution of “Finding Freedom,” an in-gallery digital interactive that will soon be available as an online resource, thanks to the support of The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, bringing these essential histories to learners across the world. In the first-floor atrium, enjoy make-and-take activities, music, and a cash bar.

History After Hours: Black History Untold is co-presented with the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

Black History Untold: Revolution
6:00 p.m. reception; 6:45 p.m. screening and discussion
Atrium & Lenfest Myer Theater
The Museum and ACLU of Pennsylvania are proud to host the premiere of the latest installment of the acclaimed series "Black History Untold," as it explores “Revolution” in the context of Black history. Created by award-winning journalist Sofiya Ballin, Black History Untold: Revolution will feature panelists whose stories you will see on screen. These stories showcase the diverse and powerful examples of Black resistance or revolution on a global scale and the impact actions that the brave can have on a diaspora.

  • 6:00 Reception with light bites and cash bar (first-floor atrium)
  • 6:45 Introduction from Sofiya Ballin, with a performance from special guests
  • 7:00 Film
  • 7:25 Discussion

Capacity for this event is extremely limited, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your seating, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. Introductions will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.

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