Henry Hampton Film Series

“Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart”

By ksinger on January 11, 2018

African and African American Studies and Washington University Libraries present “Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart”, a new documentary about Lorraine Hansberry as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain explores the life and work of this passion...

Student Screening: “A Raisin in the Sun”

By ksinger on January 10, 2018

See the award-winning 1961 film based on the landmark Broadway play by Lorraine Hansberry and enjoy some free snacks provided by the Libraries Student Engagement Committee. This showing of A Raisin in the Sun is in anticipation of the screening of Sighted Eyes|Feeling Heart, a new documentary abo...

“Tell Them We Are Rising”

By ksinger on October 18, 2017

Washington University Libraries and Cinema St. Louis present “Tell Them We Are Rising” as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The documentary explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture and national identit...

Talk with Filmmaker Jon Else Now Available Online

By ksinger on May 18, 2017

On April 19, 2017, Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum hosted filmmaker Jon Else as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. Else was a cinematographer and series producer on the 1980s documentary series Eyes on the Prize. He has written about the maki...

WU Libraries’ Henry Hampton Film Series Features Jon Else

By ksinger on February 15, 2017

Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a talk with filmmaker Jon Else at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Missouri History Museum’s Lee Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Else will discuss his new book, True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the P...

Henry Hampton Film Series: Jon Else

By ksinger on January 31, 2017

Jon Else, filmmaker and North Gate Chair in Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the featured guest for the Henry Hampton Film Series, co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries, the Missouri History Museum and Cinema St. Louis. Else will discuss his new book, “...

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Henry Hampton Film Series: ‘Paris Is Burning’

By Alison Carrick on September 21, 2016

Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Steve Brawley of the St. Louis LG...

Henry Hampton Film Series: ‘Paris Is Burning’

By ksinger on May 31, 2016

Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, the Missouri History Museum, Cinema St. Louis, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Steve Brawley of the St. Louis LG...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise – Henry Hampton Film Series

By Alison Carrick on March 30, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to our first Henry Hampton Film Series screening at the Missouri History Museum. The event was co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum and there were 500 people in attendance. The sc...