Atlanta Cyclorama and National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Present Screening of KING: A Filmed Record On August 25
Atlanta, GA — “The Atlanta Cyclorama is proud to partner with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to present a special screening of KING: A Filmed Record…Montgomery To Memphis,” states Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “It is fitting that we commemorate the anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington here at the Atlanta Cyclorama. The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution come directly out of the Civil War. These amendments served as the foundation for what we know as the modern Civil Rights Movement which Dr. King led. The film is a powerful reminder and celebration, not only of Dr. King’s courageous fight for freedom and equality for all people, but also of the generations of African Americans and their allies who contributed to that fight. Make plans to join us for the screening on Sunday, August 25 at 3 pm. Following the film we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker and producer Richard Kaplan, author and activist Constance Curry, and civil rights activist and educator Lonnie C. King, Jr. at 4:30 pm to discuss Dr. King’s work and legacy. This event is FREE and open to the public. It promises to be an enlightening afternoon!”
“As we recognize the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs, this film provides an opportunity to learn more about the thinking and actions of Dr. King, along with the multitude of others who were part of this historic movement. It calls for us to not only appreciate the sacrifices that were made, but to ask the question: What am I willing to do to continue the fight for justice and universal human rights?” Doug Shipman, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
DATE & TIME: Sunday, August 25 at 3 pm
EVENT: Free screening of KING: A Filmed Record…Montgomery To Memphis – Part 1 (80 minutes)
LOCATION: Atlanta Cyclorama, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
SPECIAL GUESTS: Producer Richard Kaplan and members of the Atlanta Student Movement Constance Curry and Lonnie C. King, Jr.
CONVERSATION: “The Dream Revised: The 1963 March on Washington 50 Years Hence”
On August 28, 1963 over two hundred thousand women, men and children of all ethnicities, creeds and colors converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in what would go down in history as the largest political and social demonstration for civil and human rights in United States history to date. Initiated by A. Philip Randolph, and organized by veteran civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, the March on Washington was the crown jewel in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s long struggle to non-violently guide African Americans and their allies through the virulent manifestations of racial segregation.
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information visit their web site at: http://www.atlantacyclorama.