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black men unite: a day in manhood


This event was sponsored by the Black Men's Research Institute with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and partnered with Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival


Held in the African American Hall of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College


This one-day summit was specifically curated to educate and expose young Black men (high school juniors and seniors) to the art of storytelling. The event featured art installations, real-talk breakout sessions, film screenings helmed by accomplished Black male filmmakers, and a community dinner. All participants had the opportunity to meet the filmmakers, gain prospective mentors, and develop new friendships. Our mission was to depict the complex yet beautiful Black male experience in a stimulating, natural, and impactful way for the next generation of men. Over forty young Black men attended the event and were guided by fourteen pristine facilitators. This event is intended for annual curation.   

Films screened at the event:
Shoebox by David Fortune
Half Day by Morgan Matthews
The Black Disquisition by Quincy Ledbetter
Aurinko in Adagio by Elisee Junior St Preux
YOUNG KINGS by Jonathan Banks
GRAB MY HAND: A Letter To My Dad by Camrus Johnson


more community events coming soon!

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