Public Programs & Outreach

SOLD OUT: Film Screening: Amazing Grace

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 2:00pm

This event is now sold out.

In 1972, Aretha Franklin filmed a live gospel concert at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, with Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir. "Amazing Grace," the album, sold over 2 million copies and won a Grammy Award for Franklin. But the film languished, unfinished, until 2018.


Following a screening of the film in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival, a panel of scholars will discuss the career of the Queen of Soul, the spiritual and cultural power of gospel music and its role in the liberation struggle of a people.

Panelists include:

  • Dates Offered
    • September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm