July 28, 2P
Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Festival – Xica da Silva

at the Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield. Free. $5 donation suggested. Xica da Silva is a fictional account of the rise and fall of Xica da Silva of Brazil. The uncommonly sexy, clever and ambitious slave Xica Da Silva won her independence and much more in mid-19th-century Brazil by using her feminine wiles and her love making prowess. More about Xica da Silva

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Struttin with some Barbecue
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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
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Ribbon Cutting at the Samuel Harrison House
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James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, by filmmaker Karen Thorsen
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Project eLEVate Scholars and Mentors
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Lift Ev’ry Voice 2015

This year the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival celebrates 150 years of America truly being free. 150 years ago the 13th Amendment ended slavery in the United States. Please join the 2015 Lift Ev’ryVoice Festival in celebrating this milestone anniversary and African Americans in the Berkshires, their heritage and cultures. The Festival opens on Juneteenth, June 19th, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.