Wednesday, February 15, 2023
5:30 PM EST - 8:00 PM EST
Join the Heinz History Center’s African American Program for a free, online screening of “Torchbearers” on February 15, as part of the 2023 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.
“Torchbearers” revisits Pittsburgh's struggles during the golden era of civil rights and introduces many of the people who lit the way for the generations that followed. The documentary includes rare archival footage and a score by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Emmai Alaquiva. Featured interviews include Reverend Leroy Patrick, Alma Speed Fox, Professor Larry Glasco, and other trailblazers who risked everything to change a city and a country. The film originally premiered on WQED on Feb. 23, 2006.
Narrated by journalist Chris Moore and produced by veteran producer Minette Seate, “Torchbearers” is a celebration of lives driven by a greater purpose. Seate and Moore will discuss the making of “Torchbearers” and its implications for understanding the African American experience in Pittsburgh following the screening.
“Torchbearers” is free with registration.
The From Slavery to Freedom Film Series is presented by the History Center’s African American Program. The series is supported by Highmark and Allegheny Health Network.
Thank you for registering for FSTF Film Series: Torchbearers!
We're looking forward to having you join us on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:30 PM EST.
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