The History Center’s African American Program will sponsor several film screenings and discussions in 2018 as part of the From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, hosted by the Frick Environmental Center at 2005 Beechwood Boulevard in Pittsburgh.
On Nov. 7, join us for a screening of “How They Got Over.”
This film explores the forerunners of rhythm and blues – gospel quartets who blazed a trail and thrilled audiences in the “Golden Age” of gospel quartet music in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. “How They Got Over” tells the story of gospel quartet music from its early pioneering days on the chittlin’ circuit through its crossover phase, when gospel singers like Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls became popular rhythm and blues artists and secular groups like the Temptations adopted the gospel quartet style.
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
This public program will be held at the Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Visitors can also see the new From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center, which showcases plants used for food and medicinal purposes by freedom seekers during the 18th and 19th centuries.
For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs, at 412-454-6391 or email@example.com.
The 2018 From Slavery to Freedom film series includes:
Wednesday, Feb. 28: “Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders”
Wednesday, April 11: “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine & the Exploitation of Black Bodies”
Wednesday, Aug. 22: “The Assassination of Martin Luther King”
Wednesday, Nov. 7: “How They Got Over”