‘Summer of Soul’ free screening, May 2

Marquette University Student Government, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the English Department will host a screening of “Summer of Soul” on Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in Marquette Hall 300.  

Questlove’s instant classic, hailed upon its release as one of the best concert films ever made, takes us back to the long-forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film uses never-before-seen footage of Sly and the Family Stone, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and dozens of other artists in their prime.

“Summer of Soul” allows us to experience the wonder and joy of this celebration and to understand its context at this watershed moment in American history.

Admission is free and snacks will be served. Register online by Monday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m.