The Mancos Public Library will show the film “More Than A Month”. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a29-year-old African-American filmmaker, sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.
Date: Thursday, February 16th
Place: MPL Community Meeting Room, 211 West First Street, Mancos
He stops in various cities, wearing a sandwich board, to solicit signatures on his petition to end the observance. He explains that relegating Black History Month to the coldest, shortest month of the year is an insult, and that black history is not separate from American history. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America. Free! Panel-led discussion to follow the film. For more information please call MPL at 533-7600.