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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.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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