Recently representatives from four Milwaukee Black owned centers met at the Coffee Makes U Black restaurant to plan an area marathon showing of the DVD “Hidden Colors: The untold Story of People of Aboriginal, Moor and African Descent.”
The Wisconsin Black Historical Society, Coffee Makes U Black, Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters and the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center have scheduled a viewing of “Hidden” for Wed., Feb. 15, 2012 at each of these centers beginning at 7 p.m.
Viewing locations include the African American Women’s Center at 3020 West Vliet Street; Coffee Makes U Black, 2303 North Teutonia Avenue; Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters, 7717 West Good Hope Avenue, and the Wisconsin Black Historical Society at 2620 West Center Street.
The Saturday following on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m., a panel discussion will be held at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society. Attendees from all of the four sites are invited to attend the panel presentation to ask questions and review pertinent points in the film.
Since its release April 26, 2011 in select theaters across North America, “Hidden Colors” has been acclaimed throughout the country for its exactness of historical detail and the factual restoration of the African and African American image and contribution in the world arena
The film is a documentary about the “hidden” history of people of color around the globe and throughout time. This DVD discusses some of the reasons that the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history.
Film footage features scholars, historians, and social commentators uncovering such facts about the original imagery of Christ; the true story of the Moors’ the original people of Asia, the African peopling of world populations; the presence of the African in America before Columbus; the real reason slavery was ended; the true competitive racial issues behind the need to hold the Black man back after 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation.
For additional information on the Milwaukee marathon “Hidden Colors” planning, contact Jamila Benson, Wisconsin Black Historical Society program director at (414) 372-7677. For national scheduling updates, Raton can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.