Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Hosts February Film Series, New Exhibit

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Date: January 31, 2018
Contact: Andrea DeKoter, 804-226-5023

RICHMOND, Va. – To commemorate Black History Month, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will again host its popular “Matinees with Miss Maggie” film series each Saturday in February at 1 p.m. This year’s films center on the theme “Memorializing the Movement: Civil Rights Monuments and Memorials,” inspired by the recently-created Maggie L. Walker statue and plaza in Richmond. All film showings are free to the public and take place at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, 600 N 2nd Street, Richmond. Each film will be followed by a discussion led by a National Park Service historian. Seating is limited.  The film schedule is as follows:

February 3: “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy” (90 minutes)

February 10: “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP” (60 minutes)
February 17:  “Freedom Riders” (120 minutes)
February 24:  “4 Little Girls” (102 minutes)

In addition to the film series, a new, temporary display on Maggie Walker will open at the park in early February. Titled “A Right Worthy Grand Tribute: Memorializing Maggie L. Walker,” the display explores how Walker has been memorialized with statues, sites, institutions, movies, and books, and how her legacy continues to inspire subsequent generations.

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site has been a unit of the National Park Service since 1978. Guided tours of her restored home, located in historic Jackson Ward, are given by National Park Rangers. The park visitor center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Additional
information is available at 804-771-2017, or on the web at www.nps.gov/mawa or www.Facebook.com/MaggieLWalkerNHS.

 

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Last updated: January 31, 2018

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