The From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, in partnership with the Frick Environmental Center of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, examines themes from Heinz History Center’s award-winning exhibition, through the presentation of film screenings throughout the year.
For Black History Month, the History Center will virtually screen “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek,” which explores the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians, and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.
The screening of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek is free and will be shown virtually on Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Advance registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit the From Slavery to Freedom Film Series event page.