Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary Series Presents: Deeper Than Black Directed by Sean Addo & Side by Side Directed by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran

Immigration, globalization, Chinese goods and African dreams, Guangzhou Dream Factory weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, "Made in China" dreams into a provocative critique of 21st century global capitalism.

Jester Hairston's compositions would become a commemoration of the Spirituals: "spiritual songs" that were sung by slaves, offering them hope, faith, and inspiration that one day they would be free: even as they toiled long days and nights on the dusty plantation fields of the South. These same Spirituals later gave birth to various genres of modern day music, including call and response hymns, blues, and jazz.

Imagining Mina is a feature-length documentary film about the life and legacy of the legendary Afro-Peruvian boxer Mauro Mina-Baylón. Using rare archival material and newly recorded footage, the film follows Mina's life journey, beginning in the 1930s, from Peru's former slave plantations to Lima, Uruguay, Brazil and ultimately New York City. On his arrival in New York he was already considered one of the best light heavyweight boxers in the world. While Mina continually dealt with class bias and racism throughout his life, his achievements also made him a unifying symbol of hope for many Peruvians in a fragmented society.

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