History Department
History Department

Tue. 10/24! "Daughters of the Dust"

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30pm, in CLA 1.302E, for a screening of the DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991, U.S., dir: Julie Dash), followed by a faculty-led discussion.

This screening is part of the "Faces of Migration" series, promoting classic and contemporary feature films from all over the world about Migration, Exile and Displacement. The feature films in this series capture the emotions and stories of migrants in a multitude of settings. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member and followed by discussion of the film and the questions it raises about migration as a common experience that can both divide and unite us. Learn about this this event, and view the complete "Faces of Migration" series fall schedule.


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