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.
Event Partner: ACLU of Pennsylvania Young Leadership Outreach Team
Black History Untold: Revolution
6:00 p.m. reception; 6:45 p.m. screening and discussion
Atrium & Lenfest Myer Theater
The Museum is 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. Performances from special guests will include OhMyJah, Philadelphia-based vocalist Lee Mo, and international slam poetry champion Jamal Parker. Panelists will include Jamira Burley, who was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” list for her community activism, and Mike Africa, Jr., whose parents were both part of the MOVE 9. The panel will be co-moderated by Ballin and Timothy Welbeck, an attorney, professor, writer, and hip-hop artist.
- 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.