As part of St. Johns River State College’s Whole Staircase Film Series, Dr. Tiri Fellows will present The Butler on September 18, 2019 in the Campus Library, room L-112. Dr. Fellows, professor of American Sign Language, selected this film for inclusion in The Whole Staircase Film Series.
Dr. Fellows selected this film because she grew up very close to Washington, DC, as well as attending and working at Gallaudet University which is in the heart of the political scene that surrounds the DC metro area. As Dr. Fellows explained, “The film takes us inside the White House and showcases the parallel lives of individuals who face internal struggles to make decisions that are ethical and “humane.” The movie also focuses on reinforcing the perseverance of the African American community through challenging political milestones with one goal in mind: peace, empathy, and equality for future generations of African Americans.”
The event is part of 400 Years of African American History, a “commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies, at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.” Click on the event website link for additional information.
Sign language interpreters will be present at this event.