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The “Forgetting to Remember” Project is proud to announce a partnership with the Eastville Community Historical Society for its July 2023 events.

From July 1st through July 31st, the “Forgetting to Remember” Black History Exhibition will be on view at the Eastville Community Historical Society. The opening reception will be July 1st, from 1-5 pm. The exhibition will feature original artwork by renowned, Sag Harbor artist Michael A. Butler, and thematic panels that commemorate the legacies and stories of enslaved, indentured, and free people of color on the East End.

On Saturday, July 15th, from 1-2:30 pm, a panel talk featuring Donnamarie Barnes, David Rattray, Michael A. Butler, Brenda Simmons, and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key will be held on the lawn of the Eastville Community Historical Society. Registration is required. Click here to register to attend.

On Sunday, July 16th, there will be an encore screening of Forgotten Founders, David Hempstead, Senior, at Sag Harbor Cinema at 11 am. The screening will be free to the public, but registration will be required for this limited capacity event. Registration is required. Click here to register to attend.

The short-form documentary Forgotten Founders: David Hempstead, Senior, premiered at Sag Harbor Cinema on February 25, 2023 to a sold-out audience.

The film, directed by Sam Hamilton and Julian Alvarez, highlights the life of David Hempstead, Senior, on the East End of Long Island, New York, tracing him from slavery to freedom, and the work of the Plain Sight Project.

The premiere screening was followed by a “Projections” Q&A, featuring the filmmakers alongside Donnamarie Barnes and David Rattray, Co-Directors of the Plain Sight Project, moderated by Sag Harbor Cinema Board Member and New York University Professor Jennifer L. Morgan.

Click on the video to watch the Q&A, and browse below for photos of the film premiere and Black History Exhibition opening.

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