American Studies film series: Malcolm X 11/20 @7pm

malcolm x“American Identity: Visions and Revisions,” a film series sponsored by the American Studies Program, opens on Wednesday, September 18, with the first of four diverse films. The series is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at 7 p.m. Each film will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

Next up on November 20 is Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X” (1992), with Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington as the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader. Angela Bassett and Delroy Lindo co-star in this thought-provoking biopic, which will be introduced by Yohuru Williams, Ph.D., professor of history and chair of the Black Studies program.

The American Studies program will host a brief information session and reception for current students and faculty and anyone who might be interested in the graduate or undergraduate program at 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Those interested should RSVP to

For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at