African American History Film Series

Sundays in February, 3 - 6 p.m. at the Main Library (301 York St.)

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

February 4 - Marshall - Based on an early trial in the career of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall, the movie stars Chadwick Boseman and Kate Hudson.
PG-13 | 1 h 58 min | ©2017 OPEN ROADS FILMS

February 11 - Hidden Figures - The story of black female mathematicians and engineers instrumental in the space race of the 1960s. Stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.
PG | 1 h 58 min | ©2016 20th CENTURY FOX

February 18 - 42: The Jackie Robinson Story - A film about the racial integration of American professional baseball led by Jackie Robinson. Stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.
PG-13 | 2 h 8 min | ©2013 WARNER BROS.

Post-screening discussion with:

February 25 - Loving - The story of Richard and Mildred Loving - plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage - portrayed by Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton.
PG-13 | 2 h 3 min | ©2016 BiIG BEACH FILMS

Post-screening discussion with:

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: 2/14/18