Why Do You Have Black Dolls? at the Martin Luther King Center February 26

Director Samantha Knowles and friends
  • Director Samantha Knowles and friends

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.

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