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The Uncomfortable Truth: The History of Racism in America

October 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- Free

When the son of a Civil Rights Hero dives into the 400 year history of racism in America, he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family was involved from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America — from slavery to Jim Crow era, from lynchings to protests — told through a very personal and honest story.

Winner of Best Documentary at the Utah Film Awards, National Black Film Festival, and the Park City International Film Festival.

(Run time: 1.5 Hours)

Jorel RobinsonThis screening will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Jorel Robinson, Community Organizer and City Council Candidate.

Doors open at 5 PM. The screening will begin at 5:30.





About the Series:

Museums have, more recently, been challenged with lending a voice to issues of social justice (and injustice). The African American Museum of Iowa recognizes this charge and understands the Museum’s growing role in its responsibility to demonstrate history’s direct impact on our present societal culture and climate. By screening these important documentaries, we are opening the door to honest dialogue, discovery, reflection, and even resolution. Documentaries can offer authentic and untold stories that can serve to fill gaps, expose truth and give a deeper meaning. We hope you will join us at the Cedar Rapids Public Library for these real conversations.



October 10, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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African American Museum of Iowa


Cedar Rapids Public Library
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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