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Rhythms of the Land, A Preview Screening & Talk with Dr. Gail P. Myers

March 19 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Rhythms of the Land, A Preview Screening & Talk with Dr. Gail P. Myers

A multimedia film documentary by Dr. Gail P. Myers, Rhythms of the Land is a valentine to generations of Black farming families in the United States, from the enslavement period to the present. Their story is long overdue. In 1920, there were over 920,000 Black families farming in the United States, although the majority were sharecroppers and tenant farmers. Today there are just over 48,697, a 95% decrease in 100 years. Black farming families have lost their land and their stories are quickly disappearing and should be preserved so that we may understand the history and nature of lives on the farms. The goal of this documentary is to preserve their stories and honor their lives and agrarian legacies.

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Date:
March 19
Time:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
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Website:
http://bit.ly/3Y5cPL9

Venue

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613 United States
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Phone:
(510) 430-2135