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The blues were born out of African-American economic and social conditions of the early-20th century, rooted in the spirituals, field hollers and work songs of enslaved and sharecropper African-Americans. The film "Wild Women Don't Have the Blues" documents the lives and times of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters and other legendary African-American women who made the blues a vital part of African-American culture. After the film, historian and educator specializing in African-American history Nasir Muhammad will lead the audience in a facilitated dialogue designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire community engagement.