Eastville Community Historical Society and LTV Studios Proudly Partner to Celebrate Black History Month
LTV Studios and the Eastville Community Historical Society will celebrate Black History Month by hosting two educational live multimedia lecture events in February. Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Eastville Community Historical Society, introduced St. George Living History Productions to Michael Clark and Josh Gladstone at LTV. Presented by Sal St. George, a multifaceted individual who wears many hats – playwright, comedy writer, theatrical director and historian – Living History Productions has for over 40 years captivated audiences with award-winning educational programs that bring to life through live, multimedia lectures the stories of America’s greatest leaders, legends and icons. LTV and Eastville will host the following two programs, both free and open to the public:
Groundbreaking Black Comedians
Saturday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
Showcasing Godfrey Cambridge, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson, Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, and Eddie Murphy. In this very unique presentation, we will celebrate the incredible contributions these eight comedians brought to the world of comedy. Each, in their own distinctive voice, introduced an incomparable style of comedy to the world, breaking racially prejudiced barriers along the way.
The Sidney Poitier Society
Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Sidney Poitier was the first African American actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. His illustrious film career includes Lilies of the Field, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, To Sir With Love, to name a few. We will celebrate the life of this dignified gentleman who left his home in the Bahamas at the tender age of 14 and evolved into a cultural icon, a great entertainer, an actor, a film director, an entrepreneur, and a respected human and civil rights activist.