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Reconsidering Roots: Observations on the 40th Anniversary of a TV Mini-Series that changed the Way We Understood American Slavery
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum
Fee: $5/Delaware Historical Society members; $10/non-members; reservations requested, 302-655-7161.
Includes admission to the Delaware History Museum and the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage.
Kellie Carter Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hunter College
As part of the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of the original television mini-series Roots (1977), we invite visitors to explore the meanings and memories of this milestone in the public presentation of black history. Carter Jackson’s presentation provides a framework for understanding the impact of Roots on interest in black family genealogy in the years since, as well as on interest in African cultural heritage and identity among black audiences, and interest in black history in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries generally.
We invite our audiences of all backgrounds to share their own memories of this shared experience of watching black history being made and black history being told, within families and across generations, and of discussing the mini-series, at school and at work, at home and across the country.
Sharing Roots: Screenings of the 2016 television production
All screenings are FREE
Part 1, Saturday, January 21, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
In addition to the screening on Saturday, January 21, please join us for special family programming, between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. including mancala and kent cloth weaving, games and crafts inspired by Roots. Please click here for details.
A Valentine’s Night of Jazz, hosted by Richard Blackwell, and featuring Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra… Also included on the program will be…Alfie Moss and the Dexter Koonce Project…Point Blank featuring Gerald Chavis… Vaneisa & Jazz Etc…Brian Roberts & Company..Fletcher & Fletcher Duo feat. Alva Fletcher…
Tickets are $35 General Admission or $65 for Couples. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available at a cost of $50 per person. VIP ticket purchase includes a pre-event reception. For VIP ticket purchase, please contact Ivy Edwards (302) 761-3582; Tanya Bell-Hynson (302)354-2887 or Kim Brown (856) 469-9692.
A Valentine’s Night of Jazz will be held at the P. S. duPont Middle School, in the school Auditorium, and will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the P. S. duPont High School Alumni Association, Inc community mission and the P. S. duPont All Class Reunion.
The TEDx Wilmington Salon, Swipe Left: Love, Dating and Situationships will explore the intricate complexities of love and dating and how shifting cultural norms, technology, and trends like Netflix & Chill are impacting the way we date, the types of situationships we enter into, and our expectations about love and relationships.
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Actress, Yvonne Orji from the HBO hit series, Insecure
Delaware’s own sex therapist, Dr. Debra Laino
from #DateResponsibly, Kevin S. Carr
Soul Level Love dating coach, Kavita J. Patel
Celebrity bridal designer & author, Rani St. Pucchi
The TEDx salon will be followed by Swipe Right: The After Party!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW- “Remembering The Uptown Theater-The Musical” Part 2- Mother’s Day Special!! On Saturday May 13 downstairs at World Cafe Live, 500 N. Market St., the hottest musical ever to hit Wilmington DE. is returning with another great show that will once again take you back in time with a fantastic night of Old School music and fun! “Remembering The Uptown Theater-The Musical” Pt. 2 will have you finger popping and toe tapping as you sing along with every song. Get your tickets NOW while they last to bring your mom, your grand mom, your aunt or even your sister to enjoy great talent from both Philadelphia and Wilmington as they portray your favorite music legends. This performance is guaranteed to give that special lady a Mothers Day she will never forget, PLUS there will be fresh flowers for the first 150 ladies. This show will be a special treat for the entire family. Tickets are only $25 with a small box office processing fee. There is also a VIP section by reservation only in the upper level with a perfect stage view and superb audio PLUS bar, kitchen and a VIP server for $46. World Cafe has a very delicious diner menu, quality beverage service and ample of safe parking right across the street. Get Your Tickets NOW by clicking on this link, http://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1399767. Or by calling World Cafe box office, (302) 994-1400, Or BLACKWELL 360, (323) 997-2872, Or T-Jeff Productions (302) 824-3303. FOR OUR CAST AND STAR STUDDED LINE UP PLEASE VIEW THE FLYER BELOW. Another T Jeff Productions & www.blackwell360entertainment.com Production. Thank You For Voting Us Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016.