African American History Month Film Series

2020 African American History Film Series at the Main Library

The African American History Month Film Series returns virtually to the Library every Sunday in February 2020. This free series is presented in partnership with UofL Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with an online panel discussion following each film.

Registration is now closed.


Click here to view discussions and information about each of our panelists.


Sunday, February 7, 2 p.m.

From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, and Leslie Odom Jr. Directed by Kasi Lemmons.
Rated PG-13 | 2h 6m ©2019 FOCUS FEATURES


Sunday, February 14, 2 p.m.

This Oscar-winning film tells the story of a working-class African-American father trying to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Directed by Denzel Washington.
Rated R | 2h 15m ©2016 PARAMOUNT PICTURES

Good Hair

Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m.

Prompted by a question from his young daughter, comic Chris Rock sets out to explore the importance of hair in black culture. Documentary - directed by Jeff Stilson.
Rated PG-13 | 1h 36 min ©2009 HBO FILMS


Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m.

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. Starring John Boyega, Algee Smith, and Will Poulter Directed by Kathryn Bigelow .
Rated R | 2h 23 m ©2017 ANNAPURNA PICTURES

An internet connection and computer or smart device is required to view films and panel discussions. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you after registering. A valid email address is required. If you need assistance setting up an email address, please call the Library at (502) 574-1611, or make a computer appointment a library location near you.


Last Updated: 1/8/21