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WXXI HOSTS A FREE SCREENING OF PBS DOCUMENTARY “THE MARCH” FOLLOWED BY A TALK BACK AUGUST 21 AT THE LITTLE THEATRE
(Rochester, New York) August 12, 2013 – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, WXXI hosts a special screening of the PBS documentary The March on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue). The film will be followed by a group discussion led by WXXI News’ LeShea Agnew with special guest Dr. Walter Cooper, who participated in the March on Washington. The event is free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served.
The March reveals the dramatic story behind the event through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O’Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters and other testimonials of the March include Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Roger Mudd, Peter Yarrow, and Oprah Winfrey in addition to historians, journalists, authors, and ordinary citizens who joined some 250,000 Americans who thronged to the capital on that momentous day to peacefully demand an end to two centuries of discrimination and injustice. The March premieres on WXXI-TV on the eve of the 50thanniversary of the March, August 27 at 9 p.m.
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