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Black History Month movie series brings city school district and community together

Eight African American men and women stand with the center one holding a poster saying Black History Month.
Employees from Brighton Academy and the head of the coalition pose with a Black History Month movie night poster.

A series of movie nights honoring Black History Month continues this weekend. The event is collaboration between the Syracuse City School District and community partners that aims to strengthen the relationship between the public and the district. Each movie night is followed by a talk back session to discuss the themes of the movie and how it relates to present day issues.

Saturday's film is Something The Lord Made will be presented by Dreamer Glen, owner of Miss Prissy’s restaurant. The movie nights start at 4 p.m. at Brighton Academy. It’s free and open to the public.

Upcoming showings:

February 25
"Something the Lord Made"
Presenter: Dreamer Glenn

March 4
"The 1619 Project"
Presenter: David Rufus

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.