Featured Session: Why is America Afraid of Its (Black) History?

Mar 13, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Featured Session: Why is America Afraid of Its (Black) History?, Mar 13, 2023

Jeffery Robinson conceived and wrote the short film How to Rig An Election: The Racist History of the 1876 Presidential Contest, which is screening as part of the Documentary Shorts Program 1 in the SXSW Film & TV Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/films/2081784

William Faulker wrote, “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” But if the past is still with us, why has learning the true history of the United States become a battleground in our national culture wars? And are we doomed to repeat it? Featuring Jeffery Robinson (The Who We Are Project), writer and producer of the documentary short, “How to Rig an Election: The Racist History of the 1876 Presidential Contest” (SXSW 2023), this panel uses the short as a springboard for a conversation highlighting the efforts of Black truthtellers to shine a light on our country's past and change the direction of our collective future.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Jeffery Robinson
Jeffery Robinson

The Who We Are Project

photo of Corisha Rogers
Corisha Rogers

Texas Freedom Network

photo of Javier Wallace
Javier Wallace

Black Austin Tours

photo of Kate Woodsome
Kate Woodsome

The Washington Post

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