Harlem International Film Festival Showcases “Xernona Clayton: A Life In Black & White”

May 15, 2024

Prepare to be inspired as the Harlem International Film Festival proudly presents a special screening of “Xernona Clayton: A Life in Black & White.”

The documentary is a compelling documentary that honors the remarkable journey of Xernona Clayton, a pioneering figure in civil rights and African American media. This event will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET at Columbia University, Harlem, New York.

Event Highlights:

Date and Time: Saturday, May 18 · 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET


Location: Columbia University Screening Room 605 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Agenda: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Doors Open 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Film Screening: “Xernona Clayton: A Life in Black & White” 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Conversation: Q&A with Xernona Clayton and special guests

From her humble origins in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to her groundbreaking contributions to racial equality, Xernona Clayton’s story is one of determination and profound impact. “Xernona Clayton: A Life in Black & White” showcases Clayton’s trailblazing career with personal narratives and testimonies from notable figures like Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, Pamela Poitier, and more. Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Nancy Saslow, this documentary underscores Clayton’s lifelong dedication to promoting racial understanding.

Join us for an engaging evening celebrating Xernona Clayton’s extraordinary legacy. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Ms. Clayton and other distinguished guests.

Harlem International Film Festival (Hi): The Harlem International Film Festival celebrates the transformative power of film, showcasing diverse works that inspire, educate, and entertain audiences worldwide. Dedicated to representing the cultural richness of Harlem and beyond, Hi presents a platform for storytellers to share their unique perspectives. For more details about the Harlem International Film Festival and the full schedule of events, please visit harlemfilmfestival.org.

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Experience the impact of “Xernona Clayton: A Life in Black & White” and immerse yourself in the power of storytelling at the Harlem International Film Festival!



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