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Underground History Screening and Panel Discussion
October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Merfolk Media Alliance, in collaboration with The Center for Health Equity, presents a screening and panel discussion of Underground History. Underground History is a documentary film project designed to explore connections between St. Petersburg’s diverse cultural history and emerging community efforts to acknowledge the past in charting the future. The film considers the links between the history and remaining archaeological sites of the region’s Indigenous Ancestors, the displaced contemporary African American communities and erased Black cemeteries, and the historic waterways which once created a connectivity for these places and people.
The film screening and community discussion presents a work-in-progress documentary with an opportunity to gather feedback from the audience about the film. Audience members can also participate in a discussion with the filmmakers and project advisors as well as explore ideas for ongoing engagement in community efforts around St. Petersburg’s history, archaeology, and cultural heritage.
Registration is required to attend. Underground History and related programming are funded in part through a Florida Humanities Broadcasting Hope Media Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with WUCF. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
October 19 @ 6:00 pm -
October 19 @ 8:00 pm