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Presented By: Department of History

U-M History Film Series: Been Rich All My Life

LaKisha Simmons and Robin Wilson

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The U-M History department is proud to partner with the Michigan Theater Foundation for the History Matters film series. Look for us on the marquee soon!

Tickets are FREE for faculty, staff, and students, but seating is limited. Please RSVP using the link below in order to receive a complimentary ticket. Other members of the community are welcome to purchase tickets here:

On Tuesday, January 31, watch the documentary "Been Rich All My Life" (2006) at the State Theatre. The film will be presented by Professor LaKisha Simmons along with special guest Professor Robin Wilson (School of Music, Theatre, and Dance). Simmons and Wilson will lead a brief discussion after the film.

Five tap dancers who performed in 1930s Harlem at the Apollo and Cotton Club, with band leaders like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. They have rich stories to tell about the history they made during the Harlem Renaissance. With pride, sly wit and candor, they share their rich legacy. Fueled by a music score that ranges over 8 decades of evolving jazz styles and directed by Sundance-winner Heather Lyn MacDonald.

80 mins. Documentary. NR.

Faculty, students, and staff reserve your ticket here:
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