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Press Release ยท Friday, November 20, 1998

Press Release
November 20, 1998
Films at the National Archives in January

Washington, DC . . . In January, the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings featuring topics in Black History and World War II cartoons.

The screenings will be held in the theater of the National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, and in the auditorium the National Archives at College Park, which is located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. All programs are free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the National Archives at College Park. The times and dates may be verified by calling the National Archives public events line at (201)501-5000. The hearing impaired should call TDD (202) 501-5404 for information.

Please Note: The theater at the downtown National Archives Building is equipped with a system that allows the hearing-impaired to use a set of headphones, or neck loop and a small receiver, to enhance the volume of the public address system. Visitors may request these devices in the projection booth.

Washington, DC Events

Friday, January 8—Black History 4 Little Girls, released in 1997. On September 15, 1963, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in segregated Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. Addie Mae Collins (14), Carol Denise McNair (11), Cynthia Wesley (14) and Carole Rosamond Robertson (14) died in the blast. This film is director Spike Lee's critically acclaimed documentary about the four young girls whose violent deaths helped galvanize the civil rights movement in the early 1960's. Lee combines archival footage from the period with interviews with family members, civil rights leaders, celebrities, and politicians to create a eloquent and profoundly moving film. (Please note: this film contains scenes that may be disturbing to certain audience members). (102 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

Friday, January 15—Black History Mississippi, America, released in 1995. Narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, this documentary chronicles the Freedom Summer of 1964 that changed the state of Mississippi and the country forever. That summer, people of d