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Film Screening – A Legacy Unearthed

February 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Grace Museum is pleased to host a FREE public film screening of A Legacy Unearthed: The History of Black Abilenians – a documentary exploring the Black History of Abilene, Texas and its preservation at the Curtis House Cultural Center. Following the film, there will be a group talkback with Alisha Taylor, Rev. Andrew Penns, Jeremiah Taylor, and Dr. Doug Foster.

*PLEASE NOTE* – SEATING CAPACITY IS LIMITED – please use the RSVP button below to save your spot!
Limited space for overflow will also be offered in the back after reserved seats are filled (STANDING ROOM ONLY).


Project Type: Documentary
Feature Runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
Completion Date: July 22, 2022
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color


Executive Producer – Byron & Funke Martin
Producer / Director / Editor / Archival Producer – Alisha Janette Taylor
Cinematographer – Joseph Booth
Camera Op & Sound Design – Sammy Castillo
Composer – Robert Selby
Poetry – Camari Carter Hawkins
Drone Operator – Cody Tolle
Production Assistant – Roland Campos
Production Assistant – Jeremiah Taylor

Andrew L. Penns
Doug Foster
Jeremiah Taylor
Robin Martin
Effie Brewster
Daniel Jackson


Alisha Janette Taylor is an actress, producer, and director. She is an alumni of Abilene Christian University where she received her BFA concentrated in Musical Theatre. Alisha has performed in shows such as The Dream of the Burning Boy, Nickel and Dimed, Mary Poppins, Big Fish, and The Mountaintop. She has performed The Mountaintop multiple times after graduation, one performance being at Valpraiso University in the Chicago area, and another most recently at Theatre 71 in New York with Brian Dickerson Productions. With an innate love of creativity, Alisha began to work with film. She completed a short film, Baggage, at the Nate Parker Film Institute which had a private screening at the 2018 Pan African Film Festival. She was Associate Producer on the short film Nazen, which also was selected for the 2021 Pan African Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Short Film. Most recently, she has ventured into documentary filmmaking. Alisha has produced a number of documentaries. She produced and directed a short subject documentary named The Mississippi Delta Experience, and served as the Archival Producer for the docuseries, I’ve Been Waiting, which is set to be released Spring 2023. She has most recently completed her feature length directorial debut with A Legacy Unearthed, a documentary based on the Black history in her hometown. All of these projects amplify Black voices and stories, which is the through-line of all of her projects. Alisha’s vision is to create authentic black narratives on stage and screen that uplift and edify her community.



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February 9, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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