The Dialogue on Race and The Lyric Theatre Present Nothing But a Man, an independent film made in 1964.
A Washington Post review described it as “one of the most sensitive films about black life ever made in this country.” Dr. Wornie Reed calls it “the best movie about black life ever made.”
“Lessons from the Film for 2020” a discussion and reflection
Discussion and reflection streamed live on The Lyric Theatre and Dialogue on Race Facebook pages following the August 2, 2020 Sunday showing). Leading the conversation, were featured speakers Dr. Wornie Reed, winner of two Regional Television Emmys and Dr. Onwubiko Agozino, Director-Producer, ‘Shouters and the Control Freak Empire’, Winner of the Best International Short Documentary, Columbia Gorge Film Festival, USA, 2011. Dr.Reed and Dr. Agozino are Professors of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Wornie Reed, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies and Director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center at Virginia Tech University
Wornie Reed obtained his Ph.D.in Sociology at Boston University. Currently, he is Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies and Director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center at Virginia Tech University. Previously, he developed and directed social science research centers at three universities, including the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass/Boston. Among his scholarly accomplishments,Reed directedthe project, “Assessment of the Status of African Americans,” which involved 61 scholars and resulted in the production of a four-volume work published by Auburn House Publishers. He is past president of the National Congress of Black Faculty (1990-1993) and the Association of Black Sociologists (2000-2001).
Dr. Onwubiko Agozino, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech
Dr. Onwubiko Agozino is Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. He is a scholar-activist who values inclusive excellence and diversity with critical attention focused on people of African descent and other marginalized groups around the world. He emphasizes race, class, and gender issues in his contributions to learning, discovery, and community engagement beyond the boundaries of the classroom. He is the author of the following books – Essays on Education and Popular Culture (2019, CSP); Critical, Creative and Centered Scholar-Activism: The Fourth Dimensionalism of Agwuncha Arthur Nwankwo (2016, FDP); ADAM: Africana Drug-Free Alternative Medicine, 2006; Counter-Colonial Criminology, 2003; Pan African Issues in Crime and Justice (co-edited), 2004; Nigeria: Democratising a Militarised Civil Society, (co-authored) 2001; Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Migration Research (edited), 2000; and Black Women and the Criminal Justice System, 1997. Also Director-Producer-Editor of Reparative Justice, 30 minutes, color, African Independent Television, Lagos, Nigeria, 2002; Director-Producer of CLR James: The Black Jacobins Sociology Series, 2008; Director-Producer, ‘Shouters and the Control Freak Empire’, Winner of the Best International Short Documentary, Columbia Gorge Film Festival, USA, 2011. Editor-In-Chief of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, and Series Editor, Ashgate Publishers Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender and Class Relations. Ph.D. (Edinburgh); MPhil. (Cambridge); B.Sc. First Class Hons (Calabar).
Showings for this exclusive run at The Lyric Theatre:
- Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7:30pm; admission $7, $6/members
- Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7:30pm; admission $7, $6/members
- Sunday, August 2 at 3:00pm; admission $7/$6 members followed by special program of community reflection and dialogue about Black life in America.
- Sunday, August 2 at 7:30pm; admission $7/$6 members
- Monday, August 3 at 10:00am and 7:30pm; admission $7/$6 members
- Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30pm; admission $7/$6 members