Film Screening: "When I Rise"
Wed, November 3, 2010 • 6:00 PM • GAR 0.102
Barbara Smith Conrad; Photo courtesy of Alpheus Media
Documentary about Barbara Smith Conrad
"When I Rise" is a feature-length documentary about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.
The film, produced by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, tells the inspiring story of Barbara Smith Conrad, an acclaimed opera singer who overcame racial discrimination as a student at the University of Texas during the 1950s.