The Birth of a Nation: A Film Discussion

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2-4pm, Elinor Hooker Williams Tea Talk – Join Us!

birthof a nation

Free and open to the public

Nate Parker’s film The Birth of a Nation, which tells a version of Nat Turner’s infamous 1831 slave revolt in Virginia, underperformance at the box office raising question of the profitability of telling Black history stories like Turner’s. Some of the film’s most ardent advocates have charged that its problems result from plots among black feminists to harpoon the work of a man, the film’s produce, acquitted of rape. Other reviewers and supporters have called the film necessary viewing in spite of its creator. Join in the discussion of the film, Nat Turner, Nate Parker and the movement to boycott and Blacklist a film.

Presenters:
UNH Professors Delia Konzett, Joe Onosko, Reginald A. Wilburn

The Winter Tea Talk Series is part of the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks Program:
A series of participatory lectures related to New Hampshire’s Black history and African American culture. Presented by the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail in collaboration with the Seacoast African American Cultural Center, these Sunday afternoon “Tea Talks” are held at Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from 2 -4 pm and are free and open to the public.

The Portsmouth Historical Society museum shop is also open 1 to 5pm when Tea Talks are scheduled.

In case of inclement weather, cancelled Tea Talks will be rescheduled for Sunday, March 19 and/or Sunday, March 26.
Please call 603-436-8433 or email JerriAnne Boggis for more information.

See more Tea Talks and other Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail events planned for 2017.