Senator John Heinz History Center to host world premiere of new doc 'Wendell G. Freeland: A Quiet Soldier'
The Senator John Heinz History Center , an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, will host the world premiere of a new NOMMO Productions documentary film, "Wendell G. Freeland: A Quiet Soldier," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
Presented by the History Center's African American Program, the film tells the story of a complex and courageous African American man whose long career helped shape an era of historic change.
A Tuskegee Airman, civil rights attorney, and powerful advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Freeland devoted 70 years to fighting injustice wherever he found it — from the age of Jim Crow to issues during the presidency of Barack Obama, according to a news release. He died in 2014.
Wendell Freeland devoted 70 years to fighting injustice. Learn more at the world premiere of this documentary: https://t.co/nGGk1BIHQl— Heinz History Center (@HistoryCenter) October 25, 2017
The premiere will include a reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the film viewing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Pre-registration is required.
This premiere is made possible by the generosity of Esther Bush, Highmark, Doris Carson Williams and in-kind contributions from the University of Pittsburgh.
Details: 412-454-6000 or heinzhistorycenter.org/events
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