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To commemorate Black History Month, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is hosting a film series titled "Matinees with Miss Maggie" each Saturday in February at 1 p.m. Inspired by the National Park Service's 100th birthday and the annual Black History Month theme established by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the films will highlight the wide ranger of African Americans history connected with national parks. Each film will be followed by a ranger-led dialogue about the documentary and its related site. Come and explore the lives of student activists during the 1950s, pioneering soldiers during World War II, escape slaves on the Underground Railroad, and noted civil rights leaders W.E.B. Du Bois. All film showings are free to the public and run approximately one hour.
February 6: "Nine from Little Rock"/"Little Rock Central: 50 years Later" (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site"
February 13: "The Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars" (Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site)
February 20: "Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad" (Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument"
February 27: "W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices, Parts I & II" (W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site)