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Come honor Juneteenth with these events happening at the Logan Center this June and July!


The Center would like to thank the Office of the Provost Diversity & Inclusion Initiative for supporting several of these programs and the UChicago Crime Lab and University Human Resources for support for the Black in Academia Black Arts Festival.

6/26 – 7/31: Logan Center presents:

Screening Juneteenth: The Emancipatory Project of Black Independent Cinema.

All screenings will take place at Logan Center Screening Room 201.

Post-screening food and discussion will take place at DelGiorno Terrace (backup weather location is Seminar Terrace Room 801)

This June and July, join us for a series of free film screenings in celebration of Juneteenth, featuring selections from the history of Black independent cinema.

From the Gullah coasts and Louisiana marshes to LA boulevards and Texas suburbia, these films offer different stories in the ongoing anthology of African American life indelibly marked by the legacies of slavery and perpetually energized by the desire for freedom.

As Black independent productions that both mobilize familiar cinematic techniques and forge new aesthetic directions, these films are themselves instances of the striving for freedom that Juneteenth calls on us to honor and enact.

A catered discussion will follow each screening. Free and open to all!

 Sun., June 26, 1-4 p.m.

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991).

 Sun., July 10, 1-4 p.m.

Cane River (Horace Jenkins, 1982).

 Sun., July 17, 1-4 p.m.

Emma Mae (Jamaa Fanaka, 1974).

 Sun., July 24, 1-4 p.m.

To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990).

 Sun., July 31, 1-4 p.m.

Miss Juneteenth (Channing Godfrey Peoples, 2020.

The Center is located at 915 E. 60th St.

For information and free registration, visit

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