Updated 3:08 pm EST, 1/25/2015
It looks like Hampton University and the BET network will bring together historically black college or university (HBCU) students for an exclusive screening and panel discussion on The Book of Negroes, kicking off Black History Month during the month of February.
The event will take place Feb. 4th at 6:30 pm in Ogden Hall located on Hampton’s campus, according to Hampton reps.
From the Hampton website, “Following the screening will be a panel discussion and Q&A hosted by WHRO’s Barbara Hamm Lee and HU student Margie Merritt and featuring miniseries star Aunjanue Ellis.
More: “In addition to her recurring role on the hit CBS drama, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, Ellis was seen in Lifetime’s “Abducted: The Carlina White Story. Ellis earned a SAG Award for her performance in The Help. She returned for director Tate Taylor’s follow up, Get On Up,” according to the school’s website.
“Do not lose hope. You can too make something beautiful, but first you must be free.” – Aminata Diallo
The Book of Negroes is set to air Feb. 16th-18th on BET.