The West Southern Pines Civic Club is sponsoring the Black Cultural Arts Festival, on Friday, Oct.
11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Southern Pines Primary School. On Friday at 7 p.m., the Southern
Pines Land and Housing Trust will sponsor a showing of “Under the Kudzu,” a documentary film
directed by Claudia Stack.
In “Under the Kudzu,” Stack traces the history of two schools that African-American communities
built in cooperation with the Rosenwald Fund. The film explores the sacrifices that African-American
communities made for education, and illustrates that education is something African-American
communities shaped and owned.
The film will be shown in the Southern Pines Primary School auditorium, which is the site of the
original West Southern Pines Rosenwald school. Following the presentation, Stack will offer remarks
on the Rosenwald and African-American education experience in Moore County and, in particular,
the West Southern Pines community.
UNDER THE KUDZU was featured at the 2012 National Trust for Historic Preservation Rosenwald School Conference at Tuskegee University, and has since been screened at colleges, film festivals, libraries and conferences.