The library will be holding four film viewings that highlight African American history and the pursuit of freedom. The shows will take place in the Main Library Auditorium and are free and open to the public. The “Freedom Bound” series is being hosted by the Audio Visual Department; please call 843-805-6930 for more information.
Family Across the Sea, Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m.
This film is a scholarly dissection of the cultural connection between the Gullah people of South Carolina’s sea islands and thier ancestors from Sierra Leone, Africa.
Amazing Grace, Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
’19th century British Parliament is set back on its heels when the idealisitc young zealot, William Wilberforce, takes a seat. Based on actual events, this story seeks to show how a man and a song changed the world.’ 2007 version.
Unchained Memories, Sunday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m.
This film presents dramatic material from the extensive Slave Narrative Collection through on-camara readings by over a dozen actors. The narrations are interspersed with archival photographs, music, film, and period images.
Robert Smalls: A Patriot’s Journey From Slavery to Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.
This powerful documentary tells the story of Smalls’ stalwart rise from slavery to Civil War hero to his distinguished service as a five-term Congressman. The film will be followed by a talk with the filmmaker.