Inspiring Doc ‘The Curators of Dixon School’ Screening at Black Cinema House in Chicago Sunday July 26
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Inspiring Doc ‘The Curators of Dixon School’ Screening at Black Cinema House in Chicago Sunday July 26

nullThe Dixon Elementary

public school located on Chicago’s South Side is without question one of the

most unique public schools in the country. The teachers and administrators who

run the school intended it to be not only a place of learning, but also a place of inspiration.

As a result, the school has surrounded the hallways and the outside property with over 200 beautiful and

colorful works of art, and priceless sculptures by some of the foremost

African-American artists in the country, such as Dayo Laoye, Carolyn Elaine, Peter Gray and Faheem Majeed.

And as you

can imagine, there were battles with the Chicago Public Schools bureaucracy who didn’t take kindly to having teachers inspiring

young black impressionable minds in a

positive way.

But it had to

be done to encourage students to interact with, and respect beautiful works

of  African-American art, but also to “remind

students and visitors that the African-American experience is a complex one and

helps students connect with their history, their community and each other”.

Filmmaker, journalist

and playwright Pamela Sherrod Anderson spent over two years making her documentary

feature film, "The Curators of Dixson School," about the school and its mission. In the past three years the film has traveled around the country on the film

festival circuit.

And now it will be screened this Sunday, Aug 25, at The Black Cinema House in Chicago, starting

at 4PM, followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker. As always, seating is free, but you

have to RSVP HERE. Also go HERE to check out the film’s website.

Here’s a clip:

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