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Daughters of the Dust Film Showing

A 1991 Sundance Festival award-winning film, Daughters of the Dust has been called “one of the greatest American independent films ever made.”  The movie explores Gullah life in the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina by telling the story of the Peazant family as they prepare to start new lives on the mainland in 1902.  The film is also an inspiration for Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album Lemonade.  The film will be shown in the Kulynych Auditorium of the Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University.  Admission is free.

Prior to the film showing, at 6:00 p.m., Museum Director Dr. Andrew Gurstelle will provide a guided tour of the exhibit, Visions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Art and Culture at the Museum of Anthropology.  Admission is free, but pre-registration by emailing or calling 336.758.5282 is required for the tour.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Porter Byrum Welcome Center, Kulynych Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Arts & Entertainment, Film, Community, Next Week at Wake


Administrative, Museum of Anthropology

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Students, Prospective Students




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Sara Cromwell

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