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THNOC to host film screening and book signing on Creole identity

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THNOC to host film screening and book signing on Creole identity

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with Maurice Martinez

WHAT: A documentary screening of Martinez's "Too White To Be Black, Too Black To Be White: The New Orleans Creole" (2007) followed by a signing of his new book, "Blackcreole: Recollections of a Mixed-Race New Orleans Colored Creole in Limbo" (2017)

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 • 6-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: THNOC's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. in the French Quarter

HOW: Admission is free, and reservations are encouraged. To register, email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Reservations will be held until 5:55 p.m., at which time any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.

WHY: On Tuesday, Oct. 24, The Historic New Orleans Collection will host Maurice Martinez for an evening celebrating his work, including a screening of the documentary "Too White To Be Black, Too Black To Be White: The New Orleans Creole" (2007) and a book signing for his forthcoming "Blackcreole: Recollections of a Mixed-Race New Orleans Colored Creole In Limbo," which will be released Oct. 20.

A New Orleans native Martinez is a scholar steeped in African American culture through both his heritage and academic endeavors. As a poet, photographer, musician, filmmaker and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Martinez has written extensively about the Mardi Gras Indians, and his award-winning film "The Black Indians of New Orleans" (1976), edited by Sam Pollard, is considered a classic.

Martinez earned a bachelor's degree at Xavier University of New Orleans and a master's degree and doctorate at the University of Michigan. He taught in high schools and universities for 51 years.His film "Too White To Be Black, Too Black To Be White" provides firsthand accounts of the experiences of a group of mixed-race New Orleanians who identify as Creole. The Wilmington Star News, covering the film's premier at Cine Noir: A Festival of Black Film, called it "a beautiful valentine to the Creole culture of New Orleans."

Martinez will provide a brief introduction to the screening at 6 p.m., and following the film he will be available to sign copies of "Blackcreole," his memoir of growing up in New Orleans as a mixed-race individual, until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and reservations are encouraged. To register, email wrc@hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org.

About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org, call (504) 523-4662, or follow THNOC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.