This short film looks at six significant events in African-American history that all occurred on that date in different years. Commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to commemorate the museum's opening, the film screens daily at the museum.
The other films show within The Color Line: African American Agency in Cultural Representation
Tribute to Malcolm XMadeline Anderson 15′
A commemoration of the four-year anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.
Malcolm X Liberation UniversitySt. Clair Bourne 10′
The 1960s black student movement at Duke University evolved into a separate institution to study and engage with the history and culture of the African diaspora.
To Be FreeAdepero Oduye 13′
In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free.
Didn't We Ramble OnBilly Jackson 14′
Documentary about the tradition of marching bands in African-American culture.
- Ava DuVernay
- European premiere
- Ava DuVernay, Paul Games
- National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)