IU Northwest celebrates Black History Month through artistic lens

Weekly Wednesday film series, August Wilson play, jazz concert featured throughout February

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Indiana University Northwest’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs invites the campus and community to celebrate Black History Month with a series of cultural events spotlighting African American arts and culture.

Film: “Race Against Prime Time”

1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15

Savannah Center, Rooms 205/206

This is one of the first films to scrutinize how television news represents African Americans. This hard-hitting documentary takes us behind the scenes at the newsrooms of the three network affiliates during the Liberty City uprising in Miami which left 18 dead. It provides a classic case study of how the news gets made: what we see—and what we don’t.

Film: “The Road to Brown”

1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22

Savannah Center, Rooms 205/206

This film tells the story of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights Movement.

Concert: Jazz History Concert featuring Billy Foster

6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28

Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, Savannah Center

This group of professional musicians will trace the history of jazz music and its genres from the early 1900s to today. Enjoy New Orleans, Swing, Bebop, Hardbop, Modal, Electric Jazz and more. Audience participation is encouraged.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the “Piano Lesson” are free and available on a first-come, first served basis. Tickets for the film series are not required. A guided discussion will take place after each film and light refreshments will be served.

For tickets and more information, contact Tierra Jackson at 219-980-6596 or jacksoti@iun.edu.

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