July 26, 2011
National Archives Hosts 5th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program September 22
Screening and discussion of "A Time for Justice" with Julian Bond and Richard Cohen
Washington, DC…On Thursday, September 22, at 7 PM, the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents a special program and screening of A Time for Justice. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW.
This historic film, for which Charles Guggenheim won the 1995 Oscar® for Best Documentary Short Subject, captures the struggle and heroism of the civil rights movement through both historic footage and the voices of those who took part in it. Civil rights leader, politician, and writer Julian Bond and Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen, will participate in a post-screening discussion of the film and the events it so vividly documents. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Nick Kotz (Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America) will moderate the discussion.
This event is the fifth 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 AM–7 PM daily (through Labor Day), and 10 AM-5:30 PM. through March 14. Seating for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 357-5300.