On February 2, 2012, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of “More Than A Month,” at the Missouri History Museum. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African-American filmmaker, sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. He stops in various cities, wearing a sandwich board, to solicit signatures on his petition to end the observance. He explains that relegating Black History Month to the coldest, shortest month of the year is an insult, and that black history is not separate from American history. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America.
Nine Academy Community Producer, Ed Reggi recorded these community reactions after the screening.
You can learn more about the Nine Community Cinema film series at: http://www.ninenet.org/community-cinema
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