PHILADELPHIA--The film "The Language You Cry In" illustrates the cultural ties between the Gullah community living in Georgia and the Mende community of Sierra Leone. It is a powerful exploration of the deep-rooted connection between Africans and African Americans. During Black History Month, the film will be screened Thursday Feb. 28, 7 p.m. at The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 18 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia. An audience discussion will follow. Free with museum admission ($3 for adults, $1.50 for children, students, and seniors). To reserve a seat call 215-732-6200 ext. 412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 215-925-8090.
The film is presented in connection with the Balch’s exhibit “Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia.”
The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies is now united with The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and holds historical materials of national importance. It is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has excellent printed collections on local and regional history, and offers a manuscript collection renowned for its 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century holdings. These collections are used not only by historians and genealogists, but also by set and costume designers, journalists, script and fiction writers, actors and re-enactors, as well as researchers of historical dance, recipes, music, gardens, and many others.
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