Dallas Public Library J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201


Ask for: Jessica Rae Pleasant

Next Event Date

Oct 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Historic African American Film Series

Oct 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Dallas Public Library J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Fine Arts Division has organized a film series celebrating African American history using archival films from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection within SMU's Hamon Arts Library G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. Wednesday nights in October from 6pm-8pm the Library will screen a film from the collection in the auditorium. The Denton Black Film Festival and The African Film Festival will have informational tables to share more about Black filmmaking. There is a vintage movie poster art contest for youth with entry forms available at participating locations. Guest judges from African American Museum, Fair Park and South Dallas Cultural Center will lend their expertise to choose the winners. Jerome Pumphrey, a designer for The Walt Disney Company, has created an original poster representing the iconic archive!