Struggle & Hope: a film screening

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street
Reno, Nevada
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6 p.m.
8:00 p.m

The public is cordially invited to a film screening of Struggle & Hope, with a discussion to follow. Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up following the end of the Civil War. Nowehere were there as many as in present-day Oklahoma. This feature-length documentary mines the stories of the last-remaining residents, while charting their heroic efforts to ensure their town retains its independence, character, and hopes for a better future. The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by filmmaker and University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism professor Kari Barber and local historians to discuss African-American history and other overlooked stories in Nevada.

This project was funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.