On Constitution Ave, NW between 7th and 9th streets
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History present a screening and discussion of Charles Guggenheim’s 1964 Academy Award®–winning film Nine from Little Rock. The 20-minute film profiles the lives of the nine African American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in fall 1957.

A panel discussion brings together Archivist Allen Weinstein; Congressman John Lewis; Carlotta Walls LaNier and Ernest Green, two members of the Little Rock Nine; George Stevens, Jr., former head of the USIA’s Motion Picture Division; Lonnie Bunch, director, National Museum of African American History and Culture; journalist Dorothy Gilliam; and author Elizabeth Jacoway.

Guggenheim’s son and daughter, Davis (Academy Award®–winning director of An Inconvenient Truth) and Grace (president, Guggenheim Productions), will make opening remarks.

Free and open to the public. Enter through the Special Events Entrance on the corner of 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Official Website: http://www.archives.gov/calendar

Added by Kawilmes on August 22, 2007

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