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America Inside Out: Rewriting History

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us for a special screening of an episode of America Inside Out, a new six-part National Geographic docu-series featuring Katie Couric. In this episode, Katie Couric travels from Charlottesville to Montgomery to New Orleans, the front lines in the highly controversial and sometimes violent battle over removing Confederate monuments and renaming buildings, schools, and roads named after Confederate generals. After the screening, stay for a discussion led by T. Marie King, filmmaker and founder of Strategic Community Alliance.

Panel members include:

  • T. Marie King, Filmmaker and founder of Strategic Community Alliance
  • Graham Boettcher, R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • A. Michelle Clemon, JD, SPHR, Attorney and Consultant 
  • Dr. Nyesha Black, Educator, Sociologist and Demographer
  • Dave Barnhart, Pastor 

Documentary Synopsis:
Katie Couric travels from Charlottesville to Montgomery to New Orleans, the front lines in the highly controversial and sometimes violent battle over removing Confederate monuments and renaming buildings, schools and roads named after Confederate generals. Katie Couric meets with people on all sides of this divisive issue: from Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, who is helping lead the fight to change the name of her former high school, to Sons of Confederate Veterans and white nationalists. This is a very personal journey for Katie Couric, who attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and who, while filming this episode, found herself in the middle of the alt-right protest that rocked the nation. Katie Couric sifts through all the emotions and experiences that inform the debate, as she talks with scholars, celebrities and Americans of all races about the complicated question of how we approach the history — and the future — of race in this country.