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Descendant, film screening

When: Thursday, April 27, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Auditorium, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Nancy Cunniff   (847) 467-2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Fine Arts, Multicultural & Diversity


The documentary Descendant, follows members of Africatown, a small community in Alabama, as they share their personal stories and community history as descendants of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to illegally transport human beings as cargo from Africa to America. The ship's existence, a centuries-old open secret, is confirmed by a team of marine archeologists.

Margaret Brown and co-producer Kern Jackson will have a talkback with Professor Kate Masur after the screening. 

Cosponsors: One Book One Northwestern, Department of Anthropology, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Program in Documentary Media, Department of History, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Program in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Department of Radio/TV/Film, and Department of African American Studies .


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