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Press Release
August 4, 2010

National Archives Hosts 4th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program September 30

Screening and discussion of "From King to Congress" with Ambassador Andrew Young

Washington, DC…On Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m., the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a special program and screening of From King to Congress. Ambassador Andrew Young, the subject of this historic film, will participate. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building.

In 1972, after serving as one of Martin Luther King’s closest allies during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Andrew Young became the first African American from the deep South to be elected to the U.S. Congress since Reconstruction. In 1974, Charles Guggenheim produced a 52-minute documentary that tells the story of this historic campaign. The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives welcomes Ambassador Andrew Young for a post-screening discussion of the film and his distinguished record of service to the nation. Grace Guggenheim, president of Guggenheim Productions, Inc., will provide opening remarks. NPR radio personality Diane Rehm will hold an on-stage conversation with Ambassador Young after the screening.

This event is the fourth annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program. The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives was established in 2004 in honor of four-time Oscar®- winner and past president of the Foundation for the National Archives Charles Guggenheim. The Center’s mission is to advance public understanding of the process, challenges, and social impact of documentary filmmaking and to promote the education of young people and professionals. The Center is both a living legacy of an internationally acclaimed producer and director and an extension of America's premier resource for documentary film research.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. National Archives Exhibit Hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily (through Labor Day), and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through March 14. Seating for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 two weeks prior to the event. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-877-874-7616 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD) 301-837-0482.

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