Black History Month celebration to feature documentary at the University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama in Florence will host a screening of the documentary, “The Black Press: Soliders without Swords” on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The screening, which is open to the public, is part of the university’s Black History Month celebrations. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the Communication building.

The film “is an engaging historical chronicle of newspapers that once served as the nation’s strongest voice for the African-American community,” according to a university press release. “Emmy and Sundance award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson  reveals the struggles and sacrifices that generations of black journalists had to make in order to get their voices heard” in the film.

Fore more information, call  256-765-4608.

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