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Rosenwald Schools work in progress screens at University of North Carolina

On October 25th, Aviva Kempner presented the work in progress version of The Rosenwald Schools to an audience at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus. Joseph Jordan, director of the Stone Center, introduced Aviva and Angelo Franceschina. Angelo, who has worked to restore Rosenwald schools, participated in the Q&A with Aviva.

Aviva Kempner with Angelo Franceschina, Joseph Jordan

Before she left the next day, Aviva visited an art gallery on North Carolina Central University’s campus in Durham. An exhibit at the university’s art museum, the subject of a blog post a couple weeks ago, contains a large number of artworks by Rosenwald fellow Charles White, including the haunting print below that Aviva snapped a picture of.  The artworks on display at NCCU were loaned by the art collector Arthur Primas, better known as the manager of Tyler Perry.

“J’Accuse #6” on display at NCCU’s temporary exhibit: “Heroes: Gone But Not Forgotten, the Art of Charles White”
Photo credit: Aviva Kempner

The Rosenwald Schools work in progress to screen at University of North Carolina

Aviva Kempner will be on hand on October 25th to introduce the work in progress version of The Rosenwald Schools at the University of North Carolina’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History in Chapel Hill. North Carolina was the state that built the most Rosenwald schools. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, which highlights interesting films and provides a venue for discussion and debate.

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center is generously sponsoring this event and you can read more about the screening at their website. Many thanks to Clarissa Goodlett at the Stone Center for promoting this event.

Correction, 10/15/2012: This blog has been amended to more accurately list the event sponsor. We regret the error.