BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION - ADIFF 2017
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION - ADIFF 2017

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION - ADIFF 2017

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Teachers College, Columbia University

525 W 120th St

263 Macy

New York, NY 10027

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Black History Month is celebrated in the USA, Canada and the UK. This celebration of the Black Experience started in 1926 inspired by the work of historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

The month of February was the context of the event as it was the month when the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln coincided.

Negro History Week became nationally Black History Month in 1976, President Gerald Ford speaking on the subject indicated that the celebration was a moment to, “seize the opportunity to honor the too often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”(1)

Kwanzaa and Black History Month are two events rooted in African-American history and experience that have impacted the imagination of Africans and people of African descent in other parts of the world.

ADIFF Black History Month film selection is a modest contribution to the celebration of this international event.

(1) Message on the Observance of Black History Month. Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum, University of Texas.

Black History Month - Feb. 24 to 26, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017
7pm Aleijadinho, Passion, Glory and Torment

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017
1pm Thomas Sankara & Tasuma, The Fighter
3:30pm Stolen Generations & Black Panther Woman
6pm The Black Mozart in Cuba
7:30pm The Loving Story

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017
1pm Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker
3pm The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero
5pm Gurumbe, Afro-Andalusian Memories
7pm Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Q&A


TICKET PRICES

Friday, Feb. 24: FREE SCREENING

Passes:
Weekend Pass: $65

Day Pass: $35
Fan Pass: $50
Fan Pass gives access to any 6 shows during the festival except for Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of HBCUs screening

Regular screenings:
General price: $13
Students and seniors $11

Special Event:
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of HBCUs - screening and discussion: $15

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