Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 7 pm | Zoom screening
Self-Evident Truths: A Program on Anti-Racist History
A Video Screening and Talkback on Zoom
Historic Northampton is pleased to present a screening of two video episodes from Self-Evident Media’s series of educational resources. “One Minute’s Freedom” is about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman and the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts and “The Truth is Powerful” (premiere), examines two public versions of Sojourner Truth’s most famous speech, often referred to as “Ain’t I a Woman?”, delivered in 1851. Each video is about 12 minutes long.
Following the screenings, Professor Ousmane Power-Greene will moderate a discussion with the scholars, filmmakers, and educators who produced the series: Jellissa Lacon, Michael Lawrence-Riddell, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, and Bayeté Ross Smith. For more information on the speakers, click here.
This Program is Free and Open to the Public
Online resources to explore Northampton history at home
Historic Northampton mourns the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and we condemn the long history of violence and discrimination that led to their murders.
As a history museum, our organization is committed to telling the whole story of Northampton's past and to confronting how racism, prejudice and privilege have shaped that story. We take seriously our responsibility to uncover the lives of people who were denied basic human rights, marginalized during their lifetimes, and erased from the historical record. Lessons from these lives show us how racism has been woven into the fabric of our history and culture, where it lies today. Historic Northampton is committed to speaking the truth about discrimination and power and working for positive change, in memory of George Floyd and the countless black Americans whose tragic deaths preceded his.