THE FINDING FELLOWSHIP SERIES

​As we conclude the series, we invite the public to join us for the reception and fundraiser

“TOO PRECIOUS TO LOSE”
SUNDAY, APRIL 11 | 2 PM

 

 

 

 

This interactive, engaging reception will focus both on the 153-year history of the Pleasant View community while inspiring attendees to contribute to its future. Attendees will experience musical performances, hear student contributions, and engage with community influencers like Political Commentator, Mike Muse, and Obama Administration Faith Advisor, Joshua Dubois. See below for our full line-up of guest speakers.

A SERIES PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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The Finding Fellowship Series is a two-month program that centers around local filmmaker Jason Green’s 60-minute documentary, Finding Fellowship. The film tells the story of how three racially-segregated Methodist churches–two white and one black–merged into one in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination.

The documentary highlights our need as a community and a culture to preserve stories, memories, and lessons of the past in order to shape our future. The series provided multiple opportunities for engaging in our local and rich history including:

  • A marketplace for additional educational resources

  • A free screening of the film

  • A live Q&A session moderated by  

  • An introductory to documentary filmmaking workshop for youth; and

  • A closing reception and fundraiser

EVENT SPEAKERS & GUESTS
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ADDITIONAL LEARNING
 

The Finding Fellowship Series was created to inspire conversation. The resources below provide anyone looking to engage deeper in the subjects of local history, race relations, and social healing with resources to guide such discovery. 

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Interview with Gerard A. Green, Chairman of PVHA Board of Trustees  

Source: BlackRock & Jason Green

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Interview with Esther Lyons, Student at Former School for Colored Children

Source: BlackRock & Jason Green

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Interview with Ida Pearl Green, Quince Orchard Resident born in 1918 

Source: BlackRock & Jason Green

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Interview with Thompkins W. Hallman Quince Orchard Resident born in 1924

Source: BlackRock & Jason Green

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News Segment on Finding Fellowship: The Film and the Goal to Restore Site

Source: My Montgomery County Media

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Official Trailer of Finding Fellowship: The Film 

Source: The Quince Orchard Project and 

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Historic Schoolhouse Holds Stories from County's Past by Peggy McEwan  

Source: Gaithersburg Then & Now

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Hidden Footprints in History as part of Black History Month 

Source: Fox 5

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Create Projects Inspired by Artists & Change Makers by Scholastic

Grades: K-1

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On Tours, Uncovering Forgotten Footprints by Brigid Schulte

Source: The Washington Post

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Paths to the Present: Integration of the Montgomery County Public Schools

Source: Montgomery County Council

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Lesson by Deep Space Sparkle

Grades: K-5 

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The Magnanimity of the Moment: Learning from Our Past in Today's Fight for Racial Justice by Jason Green

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Community Cornerstones: Pleasant View Historical Site Interviews

Source: Heritage Montgomery

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Hidden Messages in African Spirituals by PBS 

Grades: 6th - 8th 

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Six Ideas for Teaching the Legacy of Dr. King by The Learning Network 

Source: The New York Times

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A Collection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Documentaries by Mitch Kampf

Source: Int.'l Documentary Association

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Read the poetry of Kevin Young and then write your own prose and verse

Grades: 9th and Up

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I Have a Dream: The Play 

Grades 3 - 5

Source: Scholastic

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Twelve Poems to Read for
Black History Month

Source: Poets.org

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Art Lessons Inspired by Faith Ringold's Tar Beach Grades K-3

Source: Art In Action

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Five Storytelling Tips for Telling Your Ancestor's Tale Grades 6 and Up 

Source: Vanessa Wieland, Family Tree

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Resources for Researching Local History Grades 6 and Up

Source: Kimberly Powell, ThoughtCo

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Five African-American Arts Who Inspire Creativity Grades K-3

Source: Tanya Merriman, We Are Teachers

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Look Outside: Draw What You See (Landscape) Grades 3 and Up

Source: Al Krakosky, eHow

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Look Outside: Draw What You See (Streetscape) Grades 3 and Up

Source: Art with Mrs. Nguyen

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Spoken Word Written and Performed by Fella Morgan-Bey

Source: BlackRock Center for the Arts

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National Black Poetry Day Performances

Source: BlackRock Center for the Arts

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Interview with Cheriss May Photographer of 'Beyond the Protest'

Source: BlackRock Center for the Arts

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Watch Performance of "Change Gonna Come". Choreograph your own dance.

Source: BlackRock Center for the Arts

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"We live under the tremendous weight of slavery now. And what we're talking about is not Black history. This is our nation's history. It's my history. It's your history." 

- John Cummings, Founder

Whitney Plantation Slavery Museum

In a world where we are often told that we are irreconcilably divided, we still believe in FINDING FELLOWSHIP, and it is this story that gives us hope. 

Dr. Gerard A. Green, Jr.

Chairman of Pleasant View Historical Society

The Germantown Cultural Arts Center, Inc dba BlackRock Center for the Arts is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874 

 

301.528.2260 

info@blackrockcenter.org

By Appointment

Monday - Friday | 10 AM - 6 PM

THE UPCOUNTY HUB AT BLACKROCK

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874 

 

240.912.1077

hub@blackrockcenter.org

Donations | Mon-Fri | 9 AM - 4 PM

Distribution | Tue & Wed | 2 - 4 PM

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