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A Conversation Worth Having: Isadore Banks

A Conversation Worth Having: The Murder of Isadore Banks

“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”

Join us for A Conversation Worth Having: a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection.

Every Wednesday night at 7pm CST we screen a virtual collection of talks, podcasts, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. February’s lineup focuses on three moments from Arkansas’s black history often forgotten, and a special presentation with Arkansas PBS: So You Want To Talk About Race.

Isadore Banks was a prominent and respected leader, a Freemason, and one of the wealthiest African-American landowners in the Arkansas Delta. Banks was lynched in 1954, and little to no investigation was carried out by local law enforcement. On Wednesday, February 17, our program will consist of the first episode of Unfinished: Deep South (a 10-part podcast on the murder); a conversation with Isadore Banks’ son, James Banks; and an analysis of the Banks family history by BlackProGen, a group of professional genealogists who research and document African American families.

You can join us from anywhere around the world, as this is a virtual event: https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n

We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn ALL February long!

Wednesday, February 3: The Elaine Massacre of 1919
Wednesday, February 10: Arkansas PBS presents: So You Want to Talk About Race
Wednesday, February 17: The Murder of Isadore Banks
Wednesday, February 24: Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street

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February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm