PBS NewsHour & IL Present: A Social Screening of More Than a Month

Posted on February 15, 2012

Following the PBS broadcast premiere on Independent Lens — a social screening of the film will start at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Friday, February 17. Filmmaker Shukree Tighlman will participate in the event, which is being produced in partnership by PBS NewsHour and Independent Lens

Follow this link to participate in the screening.

        

Watch End Black History Month? on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

The event will take place exclusively online. Participants can join for free by signing in with Facebook (or directly on the site), interact with other viewers, and filmmaker Shukree Tilghman in real-time, while watching the film. Viewers can comment, ask questions, take polls, and even express their feelings about what they’re watching through a variety of tools on the site. This is an entirely new way of experiencing documentary films and it is inherently social. We are looking forward to an open, informative, and engaging public conversation about ethnic heritage months and whether relegating African American history to the shortest month of the year – and separating it from American history on the whole – denigrates the role of black people and black culture throughout American history. 

Find more information on Friday’s screening here.

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