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“Attucks: The School that Opened a City” Q&A and Screening from Hoosier Spotlight Nights
April 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $15
Join us at the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater for a two-night event highlighting documentaries on inspiring Hoosiers. This new event, presented by Heartland Film and Indiana Historical Society, seeks to shed light on Indiana history through powerful stories.
*Director Ted Green will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film.
“Attucks: The School that Opened a City” Film Description: Built while the Ku Klux Klan ran the state and Hoosiers’ everyday racist roots pushed deeper still, Indianapolis’ all-black Crispus Attucks High School was designed to isolate, to denigrate, ultimately to fail. Instead, it produced generals and scholars, surgeons and scientists, world-class musicians and athletes. Most important, over time these successes, and the grace that accompanied them, became a grass-roots agent for integration, winning over the younger generation of Indy’s whites, changing the way many thought about race. Directed by award-winning documentarian Ted Green, this film is at times an outrageous story, at times beautiful and uplifting, but ultimately nationally important as a microcosm of the injustices faced and overcome by African-Americans in the 20th century.