An inspirational journey toward finding forgiveness within oneself, When I Rise is a powerful documentary set in Texas. A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is thrust into a civil rights storm that changes her life forever. Barbara Smith Conrad is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. Conrad goes on to become an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world.
A panel discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
When I rise is co-hosted with: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History