B Movies and Bad History: Slavery on the Silver Screen


March 28, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a tour of some of the best (and worst) movies and television shows with historians, authors, and media experts as they expose the historical facts and fiction on-screen.

Program Details

In conjunction with the Bullock Museum exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, join us for an exploration of America's original sin as it has been portrayed on screen. Historians and media experts will guide us through a century of slavery on the silver screen through selected clips and conversation. 

About the Presenters

Dr. Theodore Francis is Assistant Professor of History at Huston-Tillotson University. His primary research and writing interests include: the African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Americas; historical and contemporary issues of tourism; anti-colonial movements in the Caribbean; Atlantic World slavery, resistance and post-emancipation societies. Dr. Francis earned his degrees from Warwick Academy Bermuda, Morehouse College, and the University of Chicago

Winston G. Williams is the Executive Director of Capital City Black Film Festival, and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He founded PS Focus, LLC, a management and consulting company, in 1997.  He is also the owner of 360 Productions of Austin, an event planning company. He is the owner of Silver Box Publishing and is the author of his memoir, Would You? and has conducted memoir writing classes for the City of Austin’s Write On, Austin initiative. Winston has been featured on NPR’s In Black America and Austin’s KAZI morning talk shows. His acting credits include: Matches, lead male; They Lost It, lead male; and Momma’s Own, lead male. Winston is a life member of Texas Exes, serves as Treasurer of the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network and as Vice President of Spectrum Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.

Educators to receive CPE credit email education@thestoryoftexas.com

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.