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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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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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