ASCMC hosts films for Black History Month

Published 11:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2017

From Staff Reports

AMERICUS — In observance of Black History Month, the Americus-Sumter County Movement Committee, in collaboration with the Georgia Southwestern State University Diversity Council, will present two films on the African-American experience in America.
On Feb. 21, the film “America’s Untold Story — the 450-Year History of African Americans in America”, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The producers of this film are just completing a feature-length film on the Americus civil rights movement, which will air during Black History Month in 2018.
On Feb. 28, the film “All Me — The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert”, will be featured at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The film chronicles Rembert’s journey as a teenager who hitchhiked to Americus in 1965 from his hometown in Cuthbert to join in the Americus civil rights protest marches. It follows his path to Reidville State Penitentiary where he was incarcerated for several years. While in prison he learned a craft which eventually led to him becoming a world-class national and international visual artist.

Both films will be shown at the Rosalynn Carter Nursing Center Theater on the GSW campus. Discussions will follow each film.