If you missed the Feb. 4 screening of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks hosted by AARP Wisconsin for Transit Equity Day, you can stream the award-winning film on Peacock (free trial period if you don't have a subscription). Her vital role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott is really the tip of the iceberg. This incredible woman is a role model for us all.
Speaking of Transit Equity Day, watch the national livestream today from 11 to 1 from the Labor Network for Sustainability.public library's Hoopla Digital app. "I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America."
Learn more about and take a diy walking tour of Black history in our own area with the Enduring Families Project. This fantastic local group provides an inter-woven two-part venture exploring the local history of African-Americans and other non-white settlers.PBS has a full line up of documentaries, interviews, and events, including
- The Cost of Inheritance - Considering Reparations
- Racist Trees - landscaping as a barrier
- Biographies about Zora Neale Hurston, Carter G.Woodson, and more.