Movies with a Mission: "Language You Cry In"

Event Date

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Event Location
Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St.

The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for -and finds- meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone. It recounts the even more remarkable saga of how African Americans have retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. "This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots." For more information contact 703.746.4356 or visit the Black History Museum website at