IU South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center presents a monthly series of films and community discussions exploring the history of racial cleansing in the U.S.
Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film illustrates the unique ties that bind the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends them “home.”
For more information on the program, contact the Civil Rights Heritage Center at 574.307.6135 or email the interim director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.