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