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"Born in the Struggle" documentary screening: Kamasi Hill


February 21, 2018

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ballroom, Student Union, McNichols Campus

Alumnus, educator and documentary filmmaker Kamasi Hill will screen his recent documentary about the children of African-American radical activists of the 1960s and 1970s. Those featured include Tupac Shakur, Ayanna Gregory, Fred Hampton, Jr., Ras Baraka and Ta-Nehisi Coates. A discussion by Hill will follow.

Hill grew up on the west side of Detroit and attended Detroit Public Schools.  He earned a BA in Film Studies at Howard University, an MA in Secondary Education at Detroit Mercy, a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in Religion from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University.  He taught from 2002 to 2004 at University of Detroit Jesuit High School.

University of Detroit Mercy will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events and engagements that are open to the public. All of the events are FREE and take place on the McNichols Campus. See the list of events online.

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