On black history, literature, film and theater
Two upcoming virtual events will focus on Black history, literature, film and theater as Black History Month draws to a close.
The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will host Tyrone L. Robinson, a Broadway, film and television actor, on Zoom Wednesday night at 7 as he performs spirituals, hymns and speeches that weave a historical narrative through the African American experience. History, literature and theater will all come together in a multimedia show, the library said. Registration and a link are at myhamptonlibrary.org.
Wil Haygood will guest virtual BookHampton on Saturday to talk about black cinema and how black Americans have been portrayed in movies during a 7 p.m. chat with April Dobbins. Mr. Haygood is the author of “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World”, as well as “Tigerland”, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, “Showdown”, a finalist for an NAACP picture . Award, “In Black and White” and “The Butler”, which was made into a film directed by Lee Daniels. Ms. Dobbins is the programming director of the Coral Gables Art Cinema in Florida. Registration for East Hampton Bookstore events can be done through its website, bookhampton.com.