Fine Arts Library Celebrates Black History Month with “Nothing But a Man”
Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200). Free and open to the public.
When: Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 p.m., reception/6:00 p.m., introduction & screening.
Background: The Fine Arts Library celebrated Black History Month with a screening of director Michael Roemer’s 1964 film, “Nothing But a Man.”
Featuring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln, the film tells the story of the relationship between an African- American railroad worker and a preacher’s daughter, and the oppression and discriminations they face in 1960s rural Alabama.
This Library of Congress selected the film for the National Film Registry in 1993 due to the film’s historical and cultural significance.
The Fine Arts Library is also hosting “Black History: Some Documentation,” a selection of print materials that ranges from first or early editions of important works of American /Black Diaspora literature to items referencing today’s Black Lives Matters movement.
The event is free and open to the public. Special event prepaid parking for the E. William Doty Fine Arts Building is for purchase at the Parking & Transportation Services website.