Manhattan College To Host History of Black Film Event on Feb. 23

The Manhattan College diversity committee will host a history of black film event on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Smith Auditorium to commemorate Black History Month.

The Manhattan College diversity committee will host a history of black film event on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Smith Auditorium to commemorate Black History Month. The event will take place at 12 p.m. and will feature the documentary A Century of Black Cinema, along with a presentation by retired New York City crime photographer and film collector Walter Taylor.

A Century of Black Cinema chronicles black film from its early history to modern works. In conjunction with the documentary, Taylor will bring rare films from his personal collection to display and discuss. Those in attendance will also have the chance to participate in a trivia challenge hosted by the members of the diversity committee, and movie posters will be given away as prizes.

“Movies bring people joy and they are something that everyone can relate to,” said Vicki Cowan, director of human resources at Manhattan College and a member of the diversity committee. “Hopefully people will go back and look up some of the historical movies that are discussed at the event.”

The public is welcome to attend the College’s history of black film event on Feb. 23.