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“Race Films” & Norman Studios
The panel will be moderated by Barbara Wingo of Norman Studios, and will feature presentations by panelists Mark Reid, Professor of English, University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Barbara Tepa Lupack, former Dean and professor of English at SUNY/Rochester; and Terri Francis, Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University. The presentations will be followed by a brief question and answer period.

Founded in 1916 as Eagle Film City and purchased by Richard E. Norman in the 1920s, Norman Studios was among the nation’s first to produce “race films” starring African American characters in positive, non-stereotypical roles. Norman’s five-building complex, now a National Historic Landmark, survives in Jacksonville’s Old Arlington neighborhood. The mission of our 501(c)3 organization is to preserve, present and promote the history of silent motion pictures and race films through the reunification and restoration of the Norman Studios complex as a museum, education, film and community center. Learn more at normanstudios.org.

Events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

To request help participating in our events, please contact Stephanie Birch at stephanie.birch@ufl.edu or Twanna Hodge at twanna.hodge@ufl.edu. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Funding for these events is provided by the James S. Haskins Endowment.

Feb 17, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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