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Black history movies to air at library

Two movie screenings in honour of Black History Month will take place at the National Library on Queen Street this month.

Jointly hosted by the library and the United States Consulate, the programme will feature Freedom Riders on Tuesday next week at 6pm, and Red Tails on Tuesday, February 21, at 6pm.

According to a press release, Freedom Riders tells the story of how more than 400 American activists who challenged racial segregation during the Civil Rights Movement in 1961.

Americans, both black and white, travelled together in groups on interstate buses throughout the South, challenging local laws that enforced segregated seating.

This movement provoked negative reactions in many communities causing the activists to be violently attacked and often times arrested.

Red Tails is a heroic movie about the first African American military aviators in the US Armed Forces, stationed in Italy during the Second World War in 1944. Often struggling against discrimination, the pilots were finally given the opportunity to prove their skills in the sky during battle.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway, Red Tails features stars including Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr, David Oyelowo, Tristan Mack Wilds, Bryan Cranston and Michael B Jordan.

Admission is free. Due to limited seating, guests will be accommodated on a first-serve basis.

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Published February 01, 2017 at 6:08 pm (Updated February 01, 2017 at 6:08 pm)

Black history movies to air at library

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