Special Screening of "Can I Get a Witness?"
This encore presentation of Katie Bradshaw’s, T’15, and Sara Milford's, T’15, documentary, “Can I Get a Witness?,” captures some of the history of the African-American community in Sewanee—the St. Mark’s community. This documentary preserves some of the rich history and valuable stories these families and individuals hold for and with Sewanee. The presentation is open to the public.
The search to learn more about the St. Mark's community led to learning about the history of a people in Sewanee, taking an honest look at both the joys and the disparity experienced in the past and in the present. The research was conducted by listening: listening to what was said at funerals, listening to the connections between people, and listening to the community's stories.
Bradshaw and Milford were the recipients of the 2014-15 Gessell Fellowship for Social Ethics, established by John M. “Jack” Gessell in 2006, that provides funding for Sewanee students to do an independent research project in social theory or social ethics. The project may be an academic research paper or field experience. Awards alternate yearly between students from the College and the School of Theology.
Hargrove Auditorium, Hamilton Hall