Heinz History Center presents a free screening of Dark Girls as part of its 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series. Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman will discuss the film, and place into cultural and psychological context the impact of colorism on women of African descent.
Dark Girls is a Bill Duke directed film that discusses the controversy of race and color in the African Diaspora, and how it impacts dark-skinned African American females. It further explores the roots of classism, racism, and the lack of self-esteem in the African Diaspora and especially in the U.S.
Dark Girls will be screened online on Wednesday, December 16 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The film is free. For more information, or to register, visit the Dark Girls | From Slavery to Freedom Film Series event page.
If you have questions, email Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs of Heinz History Center.