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The Harvest: An Evening with Doug Blackmon

  • Ramsey High School 1800 13th Avenue South Birmingham, AL, 35205 United States (map)

AHF is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas Blackmon to discuss a new documentary project, THE HARVEST. News Director Gigi Douban of media partner WBHM will moderate.

Using archival film and footage shot by Blackmon and filmmaker Sam Pollard over two decades, THE HARVEST will tell the story of one small Mississippi town's struggle to integrate public schools and the transformation all of America would undergo in the following years. For many, benefits of integrated classrooms were enormous, yet within two decades most schools in racially diverse areas are once again deeply segregated. THE HARVEST asks a simple question: Why did this happen?

 Hosted by Alabama Humanities Foundation and WBHM

Earlier Event: July 8
Special Book & Music Event
Later Event: July 14
Tuscaloosa Writer's Guild