Her words changed the world.

Film & Speaker: "The Birth of a Nation" (2016)

February 22, 2017
6:30 PM
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford

Join us for the second in a series of films and speakers on Shaping Social Change.

In The Birth of a Nation (2016), Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner's quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.

Rated R. Running time: 120 minutes.

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The evening's speaker is Patricia Thomas Camp, a full-time Board Member at the Connecticut Board of Pardons & Paroles.

Ms. Thomas Camp holds an undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston and a Masters in Education from the University of Houston.  After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, she served as executive director of the Cook County Bar Association’s pro bono legal aid program.  The program provided free legal representation to residents of 135 municipalities including Chicago. 

Ms. Thomas Camp practiced law for 19 years, including criminal, family, and corporate law, and also served as a juvenile court magistrate.  She has represented children in the custody of the state, youth charged with offenses including murder, adults, and heard cases on the abuse, neglect and dependency docket in juvenile court.  

Tickets available at the door: $9. Seniors & Students: $8. Members: $7.

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Co-presented by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, and The Mark Twain House & Museum.