Film Screening and Discussion: Keeping Faith with Morrie
Morrie Turner paved the way for black cartoonists with Wee Pals, the first syndicated comic strip with an integrated cast. Join us for a special preview of Angel Harper’s film Keeping Faith with Morrie. Stay with us for a discussion of the film and the history and politics of blacks in animation with Dr. Charles Johnson, Angel Harper, and animators Stan Shaw and Lin Lucas.
The story of Morrie Turner, the pioneering African American cartoonist whose newspaper comic strip and television show reached millions of Americans with
a powerful message of tolerance from the Civil Rights era that still resonates in an increasingly diverse society today.
Image caption: Morrie and Nipper on the train. Still from Keeping Faith with Morrie.
Credit: Angel Harper