Every aspect of the series- Its visual approach, music, narrative scope, and Gates' intimate tone- is crafted to feel vibrant and relevant, to raise precious that are provocative and thoughtful. How far have we come towards racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? How can we have a black president while events like Ferguson continue to occur? All of Americans, whatever their race and whenever they were born, want to make sense of the last fifty years of our history. The series drives straight to the heart of those questions with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times to make history tangible, immediate and compelling.
Come join us and KUED for a free screening of, "Black America Since MLK." Conversations will follow the film.