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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Film Screening, Houston, TX

September 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-5

The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum and ADSI/Renee Logans will present the Exclusive Houston Screenings of “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” on Thursday, September 7 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

“Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” is a feature length documentary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by award-winning actor Blair Underwood. The 2017 NAACP Image Awards nominated and 2017 Oscar-qualified film tells the story of 18 African Americans who defied Hitler and Jim Crow to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin..
The athletes experienced things that they were not expecting – applause, warm welcomes, integrated Olympic villages and the respect of their competitors. They were world heroes but returned home to a short-lived glory. This story is triumphant but unheralded. It is a story of young Black men and women finding their place in Jim Crow America and is as relevant today as it was almost 80 years ago.

Writer/Director Deborah Riley Draper’s debut film “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” was heralded by New York Times and Los Angeles Times film critics and premiered on Viacom’s Logo Channel after a successful festival run. She is currently developing a two feature films.

The Schedule for the Exclusive Houston Screenings of “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” is as follows:
Special Screening
Thursday, September 7, 2017- 10:00 AM Worthing High School
9215 Scott Street
Houston, TX 77051
VIP Reception (By Invitation)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM The Health Museum Houston
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston TX 77004
Public Showing
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 7:30 PM Houston Museum of African American Culture 4807 Caroline Street
Post Screening Panel Discussion September 7, 2017 8:50 PM
Moderated by Kim Davis and including Deborah Riley Draper.


September 7, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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