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Celebrating the Legacy of Henry Hampton (1940-1998) Nov. 1st 4PM

Celebrating the Roxbury, Boston & American Legacies of Henry Hampton (1940-1998): The African-American Genius and Giant Who Walked Among Us

As the 1968 founder of Blackside Inc., the creator of award-winning films and books including Eyes on the Prize, and an early champion of Black historic preservation in Boston and New England, Roxbury resident Henry Hampton’s reverberating legacies as a citizen, educator, mentor, and friend remain without parallel.Don’t miss this timely and one-of-a-kind program of documentary film clips, personal remembrances, and a surprise exhibit honoring Hampton, Roxbury, and Boston’s civil rights history — each to brighten our future in the era of Black Lives Matter, the 2020 Elections, overt Racism in the Boston Public Schools, Gentrification in Roxbury, and and a plan to redevelop a part of the Henry Hampton homestead – the garage bays where Blackside’s original work was created and stored.From Henry’s twentieth-century Boston to ours of today — no historical arc of struggle, victories and setbacks remains more impactful, instructive, or urgent than education or community development — both of which Henry, his Blackside colleagues, and their hundreds of mentee filmmakers, educators, scholars and advocates have captured in Eyes on the Prize and elsewhere. As inheritors and stewards of this instructive legacy with roots in Roxbury/Boston, our eyes must be on history, preservation, appropriate community development, and above all, EDUCATION.Please join community elders, advocates, educators, and youth in this spirited reunion and “revival” for collective rediscovery and self-determination. “Keep your eyes on the prize! Hold on! Hold on!”Sunday, November 1, 2020 4:00 – 7:00 PM The Nubian Drive-in Theater at Bartlett Yard2565 Washington Street, Roxbury MA 02119Save your space – Register Online at bit.ly/2HBewh2 Please arrive in a vehicle – no walk-ins/no bikesSponsor – Highland Park Neighborhood Coalition Introduction – Blackside Inc. “alum” Derrick Evans Donations appreciated at https://www.gofundme.com/f/henry-hampton-film-screening*A Free, Safe Physically Distanced Public Event

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