Film & Discussion: The Man
2/19/2013, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the public
Location: Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center (Google map of this location)
When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The Man, is a 1972 film about the first black president of the United States. Based upon Irving Wallaces bestselling novel, The Man, which was made for television, was never aired on commercial TV due to its controversial nature. Come and see this film which was prophetic in its treatment of race, politics and the presidency, and join in the discussion afterward.
Discussion led by Drs. Don Brunson, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, and Frank Dobson, Director, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.