ACHF will be hosting a screening of

“Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project

Unearthed a University’s Legacy of Slavery.”

 

Old Firehall No. 2 (489 Prince Avenue, Athens)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

4 p.m.

A panel Q&A will immediately follow the screening


Last May ACHF hosted a Brown Bag Lunch that proved a pivotal moment in the community discussion about the remains of enslaved Africans found at Baldwin Hall at the University of Georgia.

Documentary Screening

From the Filmmakers:

On November 17, 2015, construction on Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus came to a halt when workers uncovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed that these remains were slaves or former slaves.“Below Baldwin,” featuring Fred Smith, Linda Davis, Alvin Sheats, Linda Lloyd, Mariah Parker, Broderick Flanigan, and others, chronicles the series of events between November 2015 and today. But more than that, this documentary showcases a community’s persistent efforts to connect to its past, and to win recognition and redress – for both past and present injustices.

Because space is limited, this is a ticketed event. Click here to reserve your free tickets.  

Any donations will go to the Friends of Brooklyn Cemetery and Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery.

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