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Goin’ Back to T-Town | Virtual Film Screening with Q&A

Goin' Back to T-Town | Toward Freedom Commemorative Film Series

Toward Freedom: Goin' Back to T-Town | RSVP here
American Experience  tells the story of Greenwood, an extraordinary Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that prospered during the 1920s and 30s despite rampant and hostile segregation. Torn apart in 1921 by one of the worst racially-motivated massacres in the nation’s history, the neighborhood rose from the ashes.

Join the conversation following the film. Scheduled panelists include:

  • Marquis Taylor, Panel Moderator
    Eli Broad College of Business at MSU
  • Jason Worley
    Student Success Initiatives with the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions at MSU
  • Trimiko Melancon
    African American and African Studies at MSU
  • Nyshell Lawrence
    Socialight Society Bookstore

This event is free, but RSVP here is required. The viewer registering will need to create a free OVEE account and will be asked to provide their birthdate to verify their age as 13 or older.

The Toward Freedom film series is presented by MSU Libraries and WKAR Public Media as part of the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Michigan State University.

The MLK Toward Freedom film series showcases films that unveil stories of perseverance through adversity due to systemic oppression because of race, gender, and socio-economic standings. The stories shown through the film series engage the viewers through narratives that reflect the personal experiences of many. These accounts mirror the stories of the past and signify the importance of remembering Dr. Martin Luther King’s perseverance and actions during the civil rights movements that is continuing to this day.

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