Press release from the city of Asheville Human Relations Commission member Chris Winebrenner:
February is Black History Month and the Office of Equity and Inclusion is partnering with the Rainbow Community School (574 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806) for a Black History Month Film Screening.
I am a sitting commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for the City of Asheville (HRCA) and would like to invite you to join us for a free screening of BOSS: The Black Experience in Business Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:00pm – 8:30 pm at Rainbow Community School. Parking provided onsite.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, the new documentary brings the largely unknown stories of enterprising African Americans to the forefront. The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the experiences of African Americans. From the country’s earliest days, African Americans have embodied the qualities of innovation, risk-taking and determination to forge a path toward a better life. The new two-hour documentary traces the lives of African American entrepreneurs over 150 years, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of million-dollar empires.
Here is a trailer for the documentary: https://www.pbs.org/video/trailer-boss-black-experience-business-fstdz8/
Food and childcare will be available during this free event.
To RSVP please use the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-is-american-history-film-series-tickets-91905215975