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Emmy-winning Black Voices | Black Stories to screen at the African-American Research Library

Film and discussion presented by the Center in partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward, will present a free screening and discussion of its Emmy® Award-winning documentary film short, Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories, on Thursday, April 4 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is Free.

The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed at 6:30 by the film screening and panel discussion moderated by Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs, the Regional Manager of the Library, located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd. Panelists include Rudy Jean-Bart, Associate Dean at Broward College and one of eight community members featured in the film.


Tameka Bradley Hobbs is an author, educator, and social justice leader with expertise in African American history, public history, and antiracism education. She is the author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida, winner of the 2015 Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, and the 2016 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award from the Florida Historical Society. 


Black Voices | Black Stories was directed, photographed, and edited by Miami-based filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez, in collaboration with the Art and Culture Center, to inspire conversation about racial inequity and systemic injustice for Black Americans.


Black Voices | Black Stories was honored in 2023 with a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award in the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – Long-Form Content category and was a Silver Winner for Social Justice Film from the Telly Awards.

CLICK HERE for the film trailer and cast bios. Call the Center at 954.921.3274 for more information.

Open Dialogues: Black Voices | Black Stories is funded by an Art of Community grant from the Community Foundation of Broward. Support was provided by the following Funds at the Foundation: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, Ruth H. Brown Fund for the Arts, Dot and Keith Cobb Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.



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