Historic Hampton House in partnership with FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora Studies present the UNITY BOULEVARD FILM SERIES, a new film and discussion series happening every third Friday at the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center!
Join us for a screening of Julie Dash's extraordinary independent film Daughters of the Dust and a discussion with Dr. Hilary Jones, FIU Associate Professor of History & African and African Diaspora Studies.
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 @ 6pm
$5 Advance Tickets
$10 At the Door
Students FREE with student ID
About the Film:
Set in 1902 South Carolina, Daughters of the Dust follows a Gullah family as they leave St. Simons Island for the mainland during the Great Migration of African Americans out of the South. Shown through the perspective of the Gullah women, Daughters of the Dust illustrates how the Gullah community grappled with modernity while staying true to their heritage as the descendants of Africans. The film captures a key moment in African American history and illustrates the rich legacy of African cultural and social traditions that were in danger of being lost at the turn of the twentieth century. The first film directed by an African American woman to have a nationwide theatrical release, Daughters of the Dust has inspired several books as well as Beyoncé’s iconic 2016 visual album, Lemonade. In 2004, Daughters of the Dust was selected for the Library of Congress’ U.S. National Film Registry.
Historic Hampton House Cultural Center
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, Florida 33142
*Free Parking in Rear via 43rd Terrace*