Many people don’t know about historic Attucks High School in South Broward County– which was one of the few high schools in the area that educated Black students. Filmmaker and Art Curator Emmanuel George is seeking to shed a light on the high school.
“Stories From Our Ancestors: An Ode to Attucks High School” will be screened twice this month on Feb. 18th at The Circuit and Feb. 24th at Koinonia Worship Center. The documentary will focus on how the closing of the Attucks High School impacted the community of Liberia and its neighboring communities: Danie, Carver Ranches, Hallandale, Ojus, and Davie. Attucks High School opened in the early 1900s and saw its last graduating class in 1968.
This film is will explore one of Broward’s hidden landmarks told by the former students themselves. For the film, George compiled digital archives from his “Emmanuel George Collection” at the African American Research Library Special Collections department.
For the Feb. 18th event, doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film starts at 8:00 p.m. Q&A with film director, Emmanuel George, will follow after the filming. And refreshments will be provided by the Rabbit Hole Elevated Vegan Cuisine.
For the Feb. 24th event, doors open at 6 p.m. and the film will begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening. Guests will be asks to wear masks to attend.
Hy-Lo News is proud to be a media partner with Black Orchid Foundation for these screening events.