Documentary Screening: Blurring the Color Line
Charlotte Museum of History
What did it mean to be Chinese in Black space during segregation? Following director Crystal Kwokâ€™s personal journey of discovery, she digs into how her grandmotherâ€™s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. The film weaves personal family stories with memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities, opening up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy that contributed to this. Which fountain did the Chinese drink from? Where did they sit on the bus? An entrance into our connected histories we never knew or dared speak about as told through the womanâ€™s lens.
The Charlotte Museum of History will screen this feature film, followed by a panel discussion about the Black and Asian experience in Charlotte. Light refreshments and catered food will be available for purchase.
This event is sponsored by our partners at the Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce and by North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, www.nchumanities.org.
Schedule & Tickets
Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 6:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2023-03-18 18:00:00 2023-03-18 21:00:00 America/New_York Documentary Screening: Blurring the Color Line https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/428240/documentary-screening-blurring-the-color-line Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215
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