Locals and tourists alike are invited to join the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum’s 2023 Black History Film Series and Discussions. This event was developed with the goal to acknowledge, inform, and pay homage to African American communities and their histories. Hosted at the Magik Theatre, the remaining films left to watch and discuss include the following:
- June 15, 2023 – I Am Not Your Negro. I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film and social critique film essay directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House.
- July 20, 2023 – Freedom Riders. The film chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders that challenged racial segregation in American interstate transportation during the Civil Rights Movement.
- August 17, 2023 – Judas and the Black Messiah. The film is a 2021 American biographical crime drama film about the betrayal of Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, by William O’Neal (played by LaKeith Stanfield), an FBI informant.
- September 21, 2023 – Point and Drive. The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Marching Band Culture is the first and only feature documentary to document, research, and share in rich detail the history of the marching band culture infused with the personal stories from HBCU Marching Band alumni spanning 70 years.
- October 19, 2023 – The Passing On. Three professions ushered former slaves from poverty to the American dream: preacher, teacher, and undertaker. Now, renowned embalmer James Bryant puts his faith in a new generation to continue the legacy of Black funeral homes in San Antonio, TX. However his young intern, Clarence Pierre, is conflicted about his commitment due to the judgment he receives as a gay man in the African American community.
- November 16, 2023 – Thurgood. Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play starring Lawrence Fishburne tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him. (Information derived from SAAACAM.org)
These events are FREE, however, registration is required. Click here for registration.