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Dr. Ira Reid: Haverford College’s Unsung Scholar Activist Documentary Screening

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Presented by Rhode Island Black Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2:00 pm

Rhode Island Historical Society, 110 Benevolent St., Providence

FREE and open to the public

Register here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/dr-ira-reid-haverford-colleges-unsung-scho-tickets-155628

Dr. Ira Reid: Haverford College’s Unsung Scholar Activist tells the story of the unsung, pioneering transformational scholar who strengthened the chorus of justice, peace and equal opportunity for all. In the first half of the 20th century, Ira de Augustine Reid was the first African American who had taught at a predominantly Black Southern university to pioneer the acceptance of faculty who looked like him at predominantly White Northern universities. Before joining the faculty at Pennsylvania’s Haverford College, Reid taught at Atlanta and Columbia Universities. His study of Black immigrant communities resulted in a close working relationship with W. E. B. DuBois after being hired by him in 1934. He later mentored a young Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who served as a research assistant to Reid.

Following the screening, director Rel Dowdell will speak about the process of creating the film and the importance of Reid’s legacy.


February 10
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rhode Island Historical Society Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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