A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle
Tom Davenport / 1986 / 57 min. / digital video
DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2pm
Presented by South Side Projections and the DuSable Museum of African American History
Presented by South Side Projections and the DuSable Museum of African American History, the “Rock and Soul: Black Women’s Music” series celebrates the often ignored history of Black women in the arts. The series continues with a film about a multigenerational family of gospel singers in North Carolina.
A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle traces the history of the musically gifted Landis family of Granville County, North Carolina, over the lifetime of its oldest surviving member, 86-year-old Mrs. Bertha M. Landis. At the family reunion that’s at the heart of the film, Bertha and her children and grandchildren recount stories of their lives and the history of the family, and through those the history of the rural south in the twentieth century. Featuring several performances by gospel groups featuring Landis’s sons and granddaughters, A Singing Stream is a warm and insightful look into Black history, culture, and music.