IU Northwest celebrates Black History Month through artistic lens

Weekly Wednesday film series, August Wilson play, jazz concert featured throughout February

Thursday Jan 26, 2017

Indiana University Northwest’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs invites the campus and community to celebrate Black History Month with a series of cultural events spotlighting African American arts and culture.

Film: “Race Against Prime Time”

1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15
Savannah Center, Rooms 205/206

This is one of the first films to scrutinize how television news represents African Americans. This hard-hitting documentary takes us behind the scenes at the newsrooms of the three network affiliates during the Liberty City uprising in Miami which left 18 dead. It provides a classic case study of how the news gets made: what we see—and what we don’t.

Film: “The Road to Brown”

1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22
|Savannah Center, Rooms 205/206

This film tells the story of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights Movement.

Concert: Jazz History Concert featuring Billy Foster

6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28
Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, Savannah Center

This group of professional musicians will trace the history of jazz music and its genres from the early 1900s to today. Enjoy New Orleans, Swing, Bebop, Hardbop, Modal, Electric Jazz and more. Audience participation is encouraged.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the film series are not required. A guided discussion will take place after each film and light refreshments will be served.

For tickets and more information, contact Tierra Jackson at 219-980-6596 or

About Indiana University Northwest

As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of nearly 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home.  IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit

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