"A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)" -- Carver —
August 11, 2020

“A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)” — Carver

A Strike and an Uprising (In Texas), 2018


That’s My Face film of the month: “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas).” Friday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. This young adult film series features June’s film, “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)” (2018). Directed by Anne Lewis. In 1938, Emma Tenayuca led 10,000 pecan shellers’ in a massive strike. In 1987, black women led a march of 3,000 through the streets of Nacogdoches. Experimental and contemporary, the film ends with the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT-Austin.


Folktales’ Black Women’s Literary Society Book Club. Friday, June 15, 6 p.m. The book club meets the third Friday of each month and is a group of black women reading African American authors. The April book is ” Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward.


An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power – and limitations – of family bonds. Rich with Ward’s distinctive, lyrical language, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first century America. It is a majestic new work from an extraordinary and singular author.

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