2016 Press Releases

Film Screening and Panel Discussion "The People and the Police" at the National Archives, September 8
Press Release · Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Washington, DC

On Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m. the National Archives will present a screening of the film CG 8225: The People and the Police followed by a panel discussion. The program is free and open to the public, reserve your seat online.

The program will be live streamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.

After the 1968 riots in Washington, DC, the Office of Economic Opportunity produced a series of films about the Pilot District Project, created to foster the development of community programs and improve the shattered relationship between the city’s citizens and its police force. Tonight we show one of those films, CG 8225: The People and the Police, recently restored by the National Archives Motion Picture Preservation Lab. Following the screening, NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood will moderate a discussion on the legacy of the project and the current state of police-community relations. Panelists include Metropolitan Police Department Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham and longtime Washington, DC, community activist Susan Meehan.

Read a blog from the Motion Picture Preservation Lab: The People and the Police: Washington D.C.’s Police-Community Relations Program, 1968

The program will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum. The National Archives Building is located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should enter through the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW.

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