From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: "In Black and White"
Join us for a screening of the film “In Black and White,” a two-part movie that features the works and interviews with August Wilson and John Edgar Wideman.
The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center, in collaboration with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Homewood Branch, has teamed up with the John Edgar Wideman Experience (JEWE) celebration to host “In Black and White” a docu-biography featuring Pittsburgh’s two literary giant artists, August Wilson and John Edgar Wideman.
“In Black and White” is a film in two parts that features the works of and interviews with two of Pittsburgh’s literary giants, August Wilson and John Edgar Wideman. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, for example, feels his plays on black history originate in “the blood’s memory.” John Edgar Wideman draws on his own family’s experiences to explore the painful contradictions of contemporary black life.
John Edgar Wideman will lead a discussion with the audience.
Admission is free. Registration is not required.