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February Family Films: African American Directors
February 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
The Learning Tree (1969)
Director: Gordon Parks, Sr.
A drama which tells the story of a young African American grosing up in rural Kansas during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, when racial discrimination was a social norm and legally sanctioned in parts of the united States. “The Learning Tree” is the first Hollywood studio film to be directed by an African American.