April 17, 2019 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Join WNET/THIRTEEN and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for a special preview of highlights from Boss: The Black Experience in Business, directed by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. This new documentary traces the lives of African American entrepreneurs over 150 years, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of million-dollar empires. From the country’s earliest days, African Americans have embodied the qualities of innovation, risk-taking and determination to forge a path toward a better life. Stories featured in the film include those of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, publisher John H. Johnson, Motown CEO Berry Gordy, and business pioneer and philanthropist Reginald F. Lewis, among others. The film features new interviews with Vernon Jordan, senior managing director of Lazard, Freres & Co. LLC.; Cathy Hughes, CEO and founder of Urban One; Richelieu Dennis, founder, CEO and executive chairman of Sundial Brands; and more.
Following the screening, a talk back will feature the film’s director Stanley Nelson; founder of The HistoryMakers, Julieanna Richardson; Marcia Chatelain, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University; and entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Richelieu Dennis.
Boss: The Black Experience in Business premieres nationwide Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Boss: The Black Experience in Business is a Firelight Films production for THIRTEEN Productions LLC, in association with The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive.
Seats are limited. Registration is required. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US