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‘Separate, but Equal’ at CAS

November 3, 2011

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will host a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Shawn Wilson of “Separate, but Equal” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street. In the feature-length documentary, artist Henry Clay Anderson’s photographs and the stories surrounding them reshape the image of African Americans in Mississippi during legal segregation. Despite the hardships imposed by segregation in the Deep South, these proud people supported their communities and each other, enjoyed church socials and family gatherings, clubs and sports. Anderson captured it all as his neighbors lived their lives separately but—in many ways—equally.

Meet filmmaker Shawn Wilson and learn about the process of discovering this history and developing this documentary over the course of a decade. Autographed copies of Anderson’s book will also be available for $25.

A $5 donation is requesed, with all proceeds to go the Catskill Art Society Building Fund. Call 845/436-4227.