Monday, February 6, 12:15 –1:30 pm
Film: The Murder of Fred Hampton
This documentary chronicles the short life of Fred Hampton, the founder of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who at the age of 21, was killed during a raid of the party’s headquarters by the Chicago Police Department.
Dining Hall Patio Room
Wednesday, February 8, 10 am – 2 pm, 6 – 8 pm;
Exhibition: “History of Black Films of the Early 20th Century”
Focuses on the work of Oscar Micheaux, one of the first African-American filmmakers of the early 20th century, who produced and/or directed over 40 films during a time when African-American artists were not welcome in Hollywood. Curated by ReconstructArt, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk youths through the arts, the QC exhibition will include posters, books and clips of Micheaux’s most notable films. Three of ReconstructArts’s artists – Lawrence Joyner, Elemuel “Dean” Richards, and Tyson Hall – will screen and discuss these films.
Rosenthal Library, inside and outside Room 230