Film-Screening of "Accidental Courtesy"

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a screening of the award winning film Accidental Courtesy. For the past 30 years African American blues musician Daryl Davis has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. Davis describes his strategy as "Establish dialogue. When two enemies are talking, they're not fighting."  Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. The film documents his interactions with KKK members and white Aryans, and provided contrasting views of his activities from members of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Black Lives Matter.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

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Location

North Main Street

The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.