Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum Annual Film Festival.

Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum
Annual Film Festival
 
Where: Harbor-Topky Memorial Library
1633 Walnut Blvd, Ashtabula, OH 44004
 
When: Every Saturday during the month of
February and March 5

Jefferson in Paris
February 12, 2011 4:30pm
One of the obsessive speculations in American history
is whether Thomas Jefferson had an affair with and fathered
a child with his 15-year-old slave Sally Hemings. Jefferson in
Paris follows Jefferson to France after the death of his wife,
and focuses upon his friendships and flirtations with the French,
his relationship with his daughters and slaves from home against
the backdrop of the beginning of the French Revolution.

A Woman Called Moses
February 19, 2011 4:30pm
The made-for-TV A Woman Called Moses stars Cicely Tyson
as real-life escaped slave Harriet Tubman. With the risk of
recapture, Tubman helped organize the underground railroad,
which enabled hundreds of enslaved African Americans to take
their way to the freedom.

Race to Freedom

February 26, 2011 4:30pm
Race to Freedom uses historical fact as background
for a fictional adventure tale. Courtney Vance and Janet Bailey
star as slaves on a brutal antebellum North Carolina plantation.
Together with two other slaves, Vance and Bailey make a
daring scape, traveling northward by means of the eponymous railroad.

Unchained Memories
March 5, 2011 4:30pm
One of the tasks undertaken by the WPA's Federal Writers'
Project in the 1930s was to transcribe the memories of former
African-American slaves who were still living. The result
was a collection of notes, documents, and recordings, which
found their way into the Library of Congress. Co-produced
by the Library and the HBO cable channel, Unchained
Memories features black actors/actresses recreating the
reminiscences of those who lived under the yoke of slavery.