The year was 1618, the first African captives arrived in America. During the next four centuries, their descendants and other African prisoners were not only forced to shed their culture, but their very identity. Having no rights that the White man was bound to recognize, African Americans were forced to engage in a primal struggle for survival. Today it is time for African Americans to reclaim their true consciousness and return to the light. Please join the Department of Africana Studies and the DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement for this Black History Month kick-off event with special guest speaker, film and television director and producer, Leslie Small, Ph.D.
About Leslie Small
Leslie Small is a popular Hollywood director. His previous film, Kevin Hart: What Now?, hit theaters in 2016. Visit Leslie's IMDB profile.
Communication services (sign language interpreters, note takers, real-time captionists, or assistive listening devices ) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact Dr. Cedric Hackett via email or call (818) 677-3311 for more information and to arrange for services.