"180 Days: Hartsville" Film Screening & Discussion

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"180 Days: Hartsville" Film Screening & Discussion

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Please join Beyond Basics in partnership and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for a free screening of this new, two-hour special by the team behind the Peabody Award-winning documentary "180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School." Following the screening will be a panel discussion moderated by David Farbman with Jared Davis, Assistant Principal at Central High School; Jacob Durrah, engineering student at The University of Michigan; Pamela Good, Executive Director of Beyond Basics; and Cordette Grantling, Detroit parent and community activist. This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged - to RSVP please email rsvp@thewright.org. A recent Southern Education Foundation report has uncovered that, for the first time in 50 years, the majority of students attending public schools in the U.S. live in poverty. An inspiring new documentary, "180 Days: Hartsville," takes a fresh look at the nation’s poverty and education challenges from a rural South Carolina town triumphing in the face of extraordinary challenges. The two-hour special, co-produced by South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), airs on PBS from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 17 (check local listings). The film was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, a public media initiative to stem the dropout crisis by supporting community-based solutions.

By: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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