Film: Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
In partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival
Join us for a screening of a classic civil rights documentary and panel discussion to follow.
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment is an astonishingly intimate record of a key confrontation in the U.S. battle for civil rights. When Governor George Wallace stands in the schoolhouse door to block the admittance of two black students to the all-white University of Alabama in 1963, President John F. Kennedy must decide whether to commit the power of the presidency to back racial equality.
Dr. Sharon Malone and the Ford Foundation will host the screening, with introductions by NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling and Gina Adams. A panel discussion will follow the screening and includes moderator Michele Norris-Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy.
NMWA’s exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s will be open prior to the event from 6–7 p.m.
Required. Go to March on Washington Film Festival’s website to reserve your tickets.
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Presented in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and NMWA’s exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s.