Freedom Film Series Screens Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

. February 3, 2016

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invite the media to attend the Work-in-Progress screening of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice in the Harriet Tubman. Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is the next film in the Freedom Film Series in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. The special Work-in-Progress screening of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, produced by Coffee Bluff Pictures, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, at 6:15 p.m. in the Harriet Tubman Theater. A welcome reception will be held in the Grand Hall at 5:30 p.m. The welcome reception and screening are free and open to the public. The Freedom Film Series is sponsored by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a feature length documentary exploring the trails and triumphs of 18 African American Olympians in 1936. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler’s Olympics or participating the Third Reich’s grandest affair, the film follows 16 men and two women before, during and after their heroic turn at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. They represented a country that considered them second class citizens and competed in a country that rolled out the red carpet in the spite of an undercurrent of Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. They carried the weight of a race on their shoulders and did the unexpected with grace and dignity. Following the Work-in-Progress screening of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, the filmmakers will engage the audience in a reflective and thought-provoking discussion on their community efforts to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Olympics and connect the story to a broader audience.

What: Work-in-Progress screening of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

When: February 3rd, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.

Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

More information: freedomcenter.org

Category: Museum News

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