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Black History Month Film Series

Black History Month Film Series 2024

The Black History Month Film Series returns to the Main Library every Sunday in February 2024. This free series is presented in partnership with UofL Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion and features a panel discussion led by UofL faculty following each film.

Parking and Accessibility

On-street and Library parking is free on Sundays. Limited handicapped parking is available on the York Street side next to the stairs (no ramp access), with more handicapped parking available on the 3rd & 4th Street sides of the library (ramps available).

Hearing loop technology is available for the hearing impaired. Sign language translators may be available by advanced reservation. Please call (502) 574-1623 to request.

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Maya Angelou; Still I Rise

Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise

Sunday, February 4, 1:30 p.m.

A full-length biographical documentary on American icon, writer, poet, actress, and activist Maya Angelou.

Rated NR (1h 56m) | ©2016 Thirteen Productions LLC

Power to Heal : Medicine and the Civil Rights Revolution

The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

Sunday, February 11, 1:30 p.m.

Documentary about how Medicare was formed as a way to desegregate American hospitals and enforce civil rights.

Rated NR (56m) | ©2018 American Public Television

The Deadliest Disease in America

The Deadliest Disease in America

Sunday, February 11, 2:30 p.m.

This documentary traces the history of racism and current disparities in the quality of healthcare minority populations receive.

Rated NR (1hr 6m) | ©2010 The URU Right to Be

Rustin

Rustin

Sunday, February 18, 1:30 p.m.

Activist Bayard Rustin faces racism and homophobia as he helps change the course of Civil Rights history by orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington.

Rated PG-13 (1h 46m) | ©2023 Higher Ground/Bold Choices

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Sunday, February 25, 1:30 p.m.

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M'Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fight to protect the Wakanda from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death.

Rated PG-13 (2h 41m) | ©2022 Marvel Studios