Celebrate Black History Month with WRL
February 20 @ 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022
February 6 – In the Heat of the Night (1967, 1 hour 50 minutes) NR
- The 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a Black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi.
- Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
- The Let Freedom Ring Foundation presents the documentary that gives an in-depth look into the history of the Historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, the oldest continually active African American church in the United States established by both free and enslaved blacks. A Q&A will follow the film.
- Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into the history books. Training on tennis courts in Compton, Richard shapes the girls’ adamant commitment and intense intuition. Together, the Williams family defies the odds.