The DC Black History Film Festival celebrated Black history in a grand and informative manner on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the nation’s capital. Starting in the morning, guests viewed films I Am Not Your Negro and Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice, discussing Black history through the perspective of James Balwin and the story of Martin Luther King Jr., respectively.
Following the film viewing, several panels were hosted but the highlight of the day was the Black Girl Magic panel hosted by Lalanya Masters. The panel featured Antwanette McLaughlin, founder, Spice Group; D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s SVP of Original Programming & Production; Keyonna Lindsay, millennial producer; Shellee M. Haynesworth, multimedia producer and owner; and Howard student Marjuan Canady, who is a director, writer, producer, and children’s content creator. Discussing everything from the power of female representation to the influence women have on the arts, this panel left a lasting impact on the audience.
Following the panel, TV one presented “Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story.”
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