In celebration of Pittsburgh legend August Wilson, we’re hosting a viewing party of the recent Netflix release of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” This is an open, casual viewing party on the TeleParty platform.

Instructions and Requirements

  • You must have access to Netflix.
  • Teleparty only works on a laptop or desktop. Teleparty does not work on Roku, Apple TV, or other TV devices. Teleparty does not work on mobile or tablet devices. Teleparty must be accessed on a browser.
  • A link to the Teleparty will be shared at 6:40pm EST on January 21st.
  • This film is rated R and contains adult language, extensive use of the N-word, and racial expletives. Viewer discretion is advised.

We will be sharing curriculum materials created for Netflix by our very own Dean Valerie Kinloch for the movie!

This is a special, FREE, online bonus event as part of the 2021 Empowered Educators Series. Join us for our regularly scheduled session for January here.

The Empowered Educators Series provides a forum for teachers, educators, administrators, counselors, and the like to think critically and openly discuss topics of race, equity, bias, and pedagogy. Empowered Educators series promotes ongoing learning, partnerships with supporting organizations, and community building among teachers.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Center for Urban Education, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, and Remake Learning have joined together to support educators in their approaches and abilities to facilitate thoughtful discussions about race in the classroom.


This series is fully supported by the Grable Foundation and is free and open to the public, though registration is required.