Join me at the Martin Luther King Center on the campus of Bayview Baptist Church Thursday, February 26, at 6 pm when I’ll be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Why Do You Have Black Dolls? followed by a discussion with the film’s director and producer, Samantha Knowles.
The screening is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Black Dolls: From the Collection of Deborah Neff. The exhibition — on public display for the first time — showcases a collection of 125 African-American dolls produced between 1850 and 1940.
The film was inspired by a question posed to Knowles in her childhood. Her 25-minute documentary sheds light on the powerful stories and history of the little-known black doll community.
Admission is free. To reserve a seat, call 619-262-8384 x221.