This programme of films has been curated by Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, for Black Cinema House. Black Cinema House is an organisation that hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about the people of the African diaspora. Located in Chicago, it is a flagship programme of Rebuild Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighbourhoods and to revitalize communities through culture based, artist led and neighbourhood driven activities.
For more information please see the Black Cinema House website.
Negro Colleges in Wartime WWII
Office of War Information
Running time: 10 minutes
A short propaganda film produced by the Office of War Information in 1943, Negro Colleges in Wartime WWII gives a brief overview of the war related work that went on at several different black colleges such as Tuskegee University in Alabama, Prairie View College in Texas and Howard University in Washington, DC where students had to learn the increasingly technical skills of war industry and agriculture.
Film courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration.
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.