Thursday, February 28, 2013

TONIGHT: MC to host "Thurgood" screening as part of African American History Month observance

From Pervis D. Evans
Upward Bound Director at Midland College

COME OUT TONIGHT FOR FREE PIZZA, POPCORN AND A GREAT FILM! Midland College to celebrate African American History Month by hosting a screening of the film "Thurgood" on Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center, Midland College.

Midland College to celebrate
African American History Month with
a screening of the film, Thurgood
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Carrasco Room, Midland College

For more information, please call Pervis Evans (432) 686-4221.

Midland College will host a screening of the film Thurgood in recognition of African American History Month TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28,  in the Midland College Carrasco Room. Founded by Carter G. Woodson in 1926, African American History Month (originally established as Negro History Week), is intended to bring greater awareness of the contributions of African Americans to this country, to understand and overcome a legacy of oppression and racism, and, in so doing, to further racial harmony among us all.

Following its Broadway success, a film version of Laurence Fishburne’s performance in the one- man play Thurgood, premiered on HBO. In the film, Fishburne plays the legendary civil rights leader Justice Thurgood Marshall, who, through a present-day narration, revisits key turning points in his life and career from his life growing up in Baltimore to winning the landmark civil rights case, Brown vs. Board of Education.

Directed by Emmy Award winner Michael Stevens, the project was performed live at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre in Washington, DC. For the Broadway production of Thurgood, which ended its limited engagement in 2008, Fishburne was nominated for a Tony Award.

The film screening is free and open to the public.

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