On Monday, October 24, from 6pm – 8pm, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, 2022-2023 Racial Equity Grantee, and Women’s Studies Research Center Resident Scholar K. Melchor Quick Hall is hosting a screening of “I, Too” at Brandeis University. Melchor will will moderate the screening and discussion between Gittler Prize winner Carol Anderson and Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, Director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at University of Massachusetts, Boston.
This special event is taking place during Professor Anderson’s three-day Gittler residency at Brandeis University.
Light refreshments will be served at the event in the Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall in the Women’s Studies Research Center (Epstein Building).
Please contact K. Melchor Hall at email@example.com for reserved seating or event questions.
About the Film
On January 6, 2021, armed insurrectionists besieged the United States Capitol in the name of patriotism. To some, it was an unexpected and shocking attack on democracy. To others, it was a noble attempt to rescue a nation on the brink of collapse. For Carol Anderson, the insurrection was a predictable coda to more than two centuries of American mythology. What happens, she asks, when we discover that the history we teach our children is comprised of fables not facts; when the gulf between soaring rhetoric and cynical policy is too wide to ignore; when white supremacy is allowed to thrive? In I, Too, we embark on a journey to uncover stories that reveal how we reached this inflection point in American history, as we strive to narrow the gap between who we say we are as a nation…and who we actually are.
I, Too, is a co-production of the Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action, with generous support from the Donner Foundation. The film was shot on location in Wilmington, North Carolina; Washington, DC; Ocoee, Florida; North Augusta, South Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.
About Carol Anderson
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.