In 1848 William and Ellen Craft devised a plan to liberate themselves from enslavement. SCAD MOA honors their historic journey with the premiere of the SCAD-produced documentary film A Thousand Miles and Counting. This event also marks the fifth anniversary of the museum’s Craft Family Medallion.
Following the screening, join Joël Díaz, director of SCAD MOA's Evans Center for African American Studies, for a conversation on the importance of preserving African American history and documenting acts of resistance with Dr. Walter Evans, Vaughnette Goode-Walker, and Craft descendants Gail DeCosta and Vicki Davis Williams.
Established in 2011, the Evans Center celebrates the imaginative breadth and expressive legacy of African American art and culture.