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Black Cinema Film Series - Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle

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Pullman Porter helping a woman with her bags, c. 1880

In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present a Fall Film Series. Award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement will be presented with discussion sessions. Screenings are free and open to the public. This presentation is intended for an adult audience.

Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle discusses the struggle of black Pullman Porters to unionize, even though rebuked by white organized labor, and the eventual formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under A. Philip Randolph. It also explores the impact of this group on the American civil rights movement.

Where: Washington Park Library - 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
When: Wednesday, November 20th at 6pm

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