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RESCHEDULED Free Film Night Feb 25: NOW March 4, 6:30PM -8:30PM: "The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom"

  • 15 Jan 2015 3:22 PM
    Message # 3201358
    Deleted user
    Due to the possiblity of inclement weather tomorrow evening, the MacArthur Museum has rescheduled the Feb 25 free film night for March 4. 
     
    In celebration of African American Heritage Month, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host a free screening of the film, "The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom."
    Hosted and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.,THE MARINES OF MONTFORD POINT: FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM profiles the first African Americans recruits in the United States Marine Corps, beginning with their experiences at Montford Point Base, a segregated boot camp in the heart of the Jim Crow South. All-black battalions from Montford Point loyally served their country (some as officers) in three major conflicts— World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — while fighting for their civil rights back home. During the film, Montford Point veterans recount the racism they faced both within and outside the military and reminisce about the rigors of basic training, the harsh conditions of the barracks and the perils of combat.
     
     
    Date & Time: March 4, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. 9th St. LR, 72202
    Free admission & refreshments.
     
     
    Last modified: 24 Feb 2015 2:54 PM | Deleted user
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