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Film Screening: The Sara Spencer Washington Story

Wed, Mar 06, 2019 | 2:00 pm

Join us at the Blockson Collection for a film screening of The Sara Spencer Washington Story, a documentary directed, written, and produced by Royston Scott.

Film synopsis:

Interviews recall the life of a Black woman who became a phenomenal success selling her line of hair products door-to-door in 1920s Atlantic City, New Jersey. A business that lasted through The Great Depression and became a million dollar empire. It gave tens of thousands of Black women the opportunity to become self-sufficient. She called the business Apex, and they called her Madame Sara Spencer Washington.

Registration requested.

Programs offered by Temple University Libraries are accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Richie Holland, Director of Library Administration, at richieh@temple.edu or 215-204-3455 for more information, to request an accommodation, or with questions/concerns.

Sullivan Hall

Blockson Collection