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National Parks Store: Film—Black Indians: An American Story

Presented by American Experience

Learn about the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans from narrator James Earl Jones.

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Explore an often forgotten piece of the American story: the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, this film brings to light what brought the groups together, what drove them apart, and the challenges they face today.

Winner of five distinguished awards, Black Indians narrates the parallel tragedies of two minorities and gives voice to the struggles of a group of people aptly called the “ultimate survivors.” During this time of “pencil genocide,” it was common for minorities to change their ethnicity on paper if it meant fewer hardships for the next generation.

The film will explore the erasure of ancestry that befell this minority within a minority, honoring and preserving a unique culture.

60 minutes runtime. Showings at 12 PM and 2 PM.

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Event Tags: African American, culture, film, free, history, minorities, Native American

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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