Imagine history... animated! Spend a fun afternoon with The Fresh Prince of Bel Airactress-turned-advocate Karyn Parsons, as she shares short, animated films that highlight the courageous stories of African-American trailblazers. Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the 90’s hit show, hosts the Gantt Center's first children’s film festival as part of our monthly Family First series!
The featured films bring to life the legacies of Virginia slave Henry “Box” Brown who mailed himself to freedom in Philadelphia; America’s first prima ballerina Janet Collins; and traffic light inventor Garrett Morgan. Each feature is narrated by acclaimed actors including Queen Latifah, Chris Rock and Alfre Woodard.
Parsons will share insights and answer questions after each film. In addition to paid admission for the films, the day also includes free, on-site activities for children of all ages. Admission to the festival is free for children five years and under and Gantt Center members. Please note, seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required for the films.