February 24, 2021
An Evening with Marlon Johnson
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Marlon Johnson, ten-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker, will join the Human Relations Commission for a live Q&A on Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm via Zoom. Johnson is co-director of River City Drumbeat which is streaming through February 28, hosted by the HRC. Register at https://rivercitydrumbeat-hollandhrc.eventbrite.com to receive the streaming link and Zoom login.
River City Drumbeat captures a transitional moment in the decades old River City Drumbeat corps in Louisville, KY. Its director, Edward "Nardie" White, is retiring after having devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps and inspiring neighborhood youth to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors. Now Albert Shumake, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle for the next generation. Meanwhile, student drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence and life changes.