Join the Academy Center of the Arts in viewing Unmarked, a film about the thousands of African-American grave sites and burial grounds for enslaved persons that have been disappearing over the years. Here in Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from history altogether if these locations are not restored and those with personal connections to these burial sites have recently begun to uncover and maintain locations across the state.
The documentary has appeared in nine film festivals, including the New Orleans Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival and was nominated for a Capital Emmy Award in 2021. The Academy is proud to highlight the efforts of Lynchburg locals, who helped to bring this film to life and to share the significance of this topic through the art of film for Black History Month.
The film is 40 minutes long, and this event will include live performances, poetry, and a panel discussion directly following the film. The event is free, and we encourage everyone to reserve their seats as tickets are limited. The panelists include Jerome Preston Bates, Brian Palmer, Chris Haley, Crystal Rosson, Brad J. Bennett, and Murrell Thornhill.
He has been on several Law & Order shows and played a corrections officer on the HBO series Oz. On November 5, 2007, Bates took over the role of Derek Frye on the ABC soap opera, All My Children, the third actor to play that character. A winner of six Audelco Awards, including Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Carter G. Woodson Award.
Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.
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Supported by the BWXT Access Program
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