Georgia College Screenings Focus on Race in Workplace

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There is a place to talk about race, diversity, and adversity.

The Sallie Ellis Davis Cultural Arts Center at Georgia College is offering a few events to encourage the community to talk about issues that are still prevalent. 

Davis was the first African-American educator with a degree to teach in this city. 

She studied with W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver and worked to break down racial barriers in her community despite her appearance.

Davis looks like her Irish father, but identified with her mother's African-American community. 

The Sallie Ellis Davis Cultural Arts Center at Georgia College is using her past to drive today's conversation of race. 

"It's also relevant to look at the history that Mrs. Davis represented and her time period and talk about our issues today," says Deitrah Taylor, the program assistant.

Through the month, the Center is offering free screenings of movies centered around African American women in the workplace. 

This afternoon's movie, 'Imitation of Life,' echoes Davis's experience.

It's the story of a young black woman who looks white, but unlike Davis chooses to deny her African American roots.

Next, the center will offer 'Nothing but a Man' starring Ivan Dixon.

It starts at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday June 25th at the Cultural Arts Center (301 S. Clarke St.) 

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