Dark Girls

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program

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Join us for a screening of “Dark Girls” on Dec. 16, as part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center.

Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman will discuss the film and place into cultural and psychological context the impact of colorism on women of African descent.

About the Film

“Dark Girls” is a Bill Duke directed film that discusses the controversy of race and color in the African Diaspora and how it impacts dark skinned African American females. It further explores the roots of classism, racism, and the lack of self-esteem in the African Diaspora and especially in the U.S.


Admission is free. Please register in advance. You will be emailed a link to the YouTube Live program upon registration.

This program has been rescheduled from an earlier date. If you have already registered, there is no need to register again. The information you received previously will work on Dec. 16. If you have any issues or questions, please contact as at programs@heinzhistorycenter.org. Thank you!

For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs at swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org.

African Americn Program at the History Center
Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman

Huberta Jackson-Lowman is a Professor of Psychology and a past Chair of the Department of Psychology at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida where she teaches graduate and undergraduate students. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. A Fulbright-Hays Scholar and editor of the anthology Afrikan American Women: Living at the Crossroads of Race, Gender, Class and Culture (2014. She is the Immediate Past President of the National Association of Black Psychologists. While living in Pittsburgh among her many roles, she served as the Director/Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Families, an initiative developed by the late Mayor Richard Caliguiri designed to address the high Black infant mortality rate in Pittsburgh, and as Co-Director of the Institute of Black Families which was housed at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jackson-Lowman’s research examines the effects of the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and culture on the health, mental health, and relationships of women of Afrikan ancestry and explores the use of cultural strategies in the socialization of Black youth.