Join us for a screening of the documentary 40th: The Story of Bishop William Roberts and Roberts Temple.
The documentary explores the social, cultural and architectural history of the church and its role in the Great Migration; the expansion of Chicago's gospel music landscape; and the church's role as the setting for the catalytic funeral of Emmett Till.
This screening will be followed by a panel featuring the filmmaker Lora Branch; Dr. Marvel Parker, Executive Director of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley Institute; Sharon Roberts Hayes of the Roberts Temple Preservation Project and other invited guests. Speakers will discuss the impact of Roberts Temple on Chicago's Bronzeville community and its enduring legacy.
This program is presented in conjunction with the South Side Film Festival, an OHC Community Partner.