Sun, Dec 12 | Facebook Live and YouTube Live

Chicago and Cinema's First African American Kiss

Join our free virtual walking tour to the site of the Chicago studio that filmed the movies' first onscreen kiss by an African American couple.
Chicago and Cinema's First African American Kiss

Time and Location

Dec 12, 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Facebook Live and YouTube Live

About

On this day in 2018, the short film Something Good—Negro Kiss was added to the National Film Registry. In 2021, another version was discovered in Norway. Both versions of (presumably) the first onscreen kiss by an African American couple have been traced to a Chicago studio from 1898.

On this short virtual walking tour, let's learn more about the location of this studio as well as the rare footage and the two actors featured in it.

More info:

  • To watch, visit our Facebook Page or YouTube channel at the scheduled time and click PLAY on the live video. That's it! You do not need a Facebook or YouTube account to watch.
  • Register here, and you'll receive a reminder in your inbox 24 hours before the event!
  • This event is free; tips/donations are accepted.

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