Join MTA’s Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee, the Task Force on Race and the Training and Professional Learning Committee from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19, for a screening and discussion of the musical The Moment Was Now as we celebrate Juneteenth, the date that marks the true end of slavery in the United States.
All MTA members are invited to this “virtual movie night!” Afterward, stay tuned in as MTA members lead a thought-provoking discussion about how the issues raised still affect us today. Register Now!
Set in 1869 post-Civil War Baltimore, the film reveals the impassioned search for unity among the dynamic leaders of powerful social movements during Reconstruction. Two of the leading characters, Susan B. Anthony and Frances Harper, were teachers. Conflicts and possibilities unfold in music and spoken word at a meeting convened by Frederick Douglass. Hope hangs in the balance.
One reviewer of The Moment Was Now wrote, “The story takes wing and soars.”
This pivotal moment in U.S. history is described as an era when America almost did the right thing.
Contemporary themes, including the search for racial and economic justice and women’s rights, reverberate throughout.
We can think of no better way of celebrating Juneteenth, and we hope you’ll join us for this exciting presentation and discussion. Mark your calendars!