Date & Time:
Thu April 27, 2023
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Open to the public
DESCENDANT (2022) with filmmakers Margaret Brown and Kern Jackson
(MARGARET BROWN, 2022, DCP, 109 MIN)
The documentary film DESCENDANT followsmembers of Africatown, a small community in Alabama, as they share their personal stories and community history as descendants of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to illegally transport human beings as cargo from Africa to America. The ship's existence, a centuries-old open secret, is confirmed by a team of marine archeologists.
Margaret Brown and co-producer Kern Jackson will have a talkback with Professor Kate Masur after the screening.
Cosponsors: One Book One Northwestern, Department of Anthropology, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Program in Documentary Media, Department of History, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Program in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Department of Radio/TV/Film, and Department of African American Studies.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL
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