Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
August 1, 2016 paperlesslion
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Watch an Important Panel Discussion Around ‘Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise’ from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

 TONIGHT at 6:40 P.M. ET on Detroit Public Television’s Facebook Page:

 https://www.facebook.com/detroitpublictv  

 Tonight (Tuesday, November 1st) starting at 6:40 P.M. ET, watch a panel discussion of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at https://www.facebook.com/detroitpublictv.

The film, airing Nov. 15th & 22nd on Detroit Public Television, looks at the last five decades of African American history through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis, and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community–and our nation as a whole.

This film is especially timely for Detroit, as the city marks the 50th anniversary of 1967 and explores the aftermath of those watershed events. This panel of diverse voices will explore what’s happened in Detroit since Martin Luther King, Jr. and where the city stands today in its rebirth.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Agustin Arbulu, Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights
  • Peter Hammer, Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law, WSU
  • Dr. Melvin T. Peters, Associate Professor, Dept. of African American Studies at Eastern MI University
  • Honorable Adam Shakoor
  • Shirley Stancato, President & CEO, New Detroit, Inc.
  • Marlowe Stoudamire, Detroit Historical Society – Moderator
  • Kim Trent, Wayne State University Board of Governors
  • Tarence Wheeler, Director of Parent Engagement & Community Outreach, River Rouge School District

Special welcome from Tiffany Douglas, Senior Vice President, Michigan Market Manager, Bank of America. Major corporate support for the national film is provided in part by Bank of America.

Learn more about the film at http://dptv.org/andstillirise. Tune-in to the LIVE panel discussion at 6:40 P.M. ET on Detroit Public Television’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/detroitpublictv) and follow the conversation on social media using #BlackAmericaPBS.