African American History Film Series

Sundays in February starting at 2 p.m. at the Main Library (301 York St.)

Presented in partnership with the UofL Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion

February 3 -The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - The unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’s cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs and influenced the course of modern medicine. The film tells the story of Lacks and of her descendants’ struggle with her legacy. Stars Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, and Renee Elyse Goldsberry.
TV-MA | 1 h 33min | ©2017 HBO FILMS

February 10 - Moonlight - The coming-of-age story about a young man grappling with questions of family, community, and sexuality in Miami, Florida. Stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, and Janelle Monáe.
R | 1 h 51 min | ©2016 A24 FILMS

February 17 - Black Panther - The international blockbuster about the heroes of the fictional African nation of Wakanda stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o.
PG-13 | 2 h 14 min | ©2018 MARVEL STUDIOS

February 24 - 13th - Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, from the end of slavery through mass incarceration and the modern criminal justice system. Features interviews with Angela Davis, Cory Booker, Newt Gingrich, and others.
TV-MA | 1 h 40 min | ©2016 KANDOO FILMS


The series is free but registration is requested; click on the button below.

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On-street and Library parking is free on Sundays. Limited handicapped parking is available on the York Street side next to the stairs (no ramp access), with more handicapped parking available on the 3rd & 4th Street sides of the library (ramps available).

Hearing loop technology is available for the hearing impaired. Sign language translators are also available by advanced reservation. Please call 502-574-1623 to request.


Last Updated: 12/11/18