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Canadians and Americans honor Black History Month with doc screening

Prom Night in Mississippi and Morgan Freeman are heading to the Canadian Embassy in Washington on February 9 to honor Black History Month. The Canadian documentary, directed by Paul Saltzman, looked at the first racially integrated prom in Charleston, funded by Freeman. The Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Gary Doer, has invited director/producer Saltzman and producer Patricia Aquino to a reception and screening of the film. Members of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and the White House will also be in attendance.
February 8, 2010

Prom Night in Mississippi and Morgan Freeman are heading to the Canadian Embassy in Washington on February 9 to honor Black History Month. The Canadian documentary, directed by Paul Saltzman, looked at the first racially integrated prom in Charleston, funded by Freeman. The Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Gary Doer, has invited director/producer Saltzman and producer Patricia Aquino to a reception and screening of the film. Members of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and the White House will also be in attendance.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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