March on Washington Film Festival Seeks to Expand Its Impact with $300,000 Grant From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The March on Washington Film Festival, a national civil rights legacy project, was awarded a $300,000 general operating support grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the impact of its programming over two years.

“Our organization has been experiencing transformative growth over the past 24 months,” said Samantha Abrams, executive director of MOWFF. There is great need for the work we do, which is to better tell the story of our nation’s civil rights history and have it serve as inspiration for young people who are the foot soldiers and emerging leaders of our Civil Rights Movement today. We know this grant will help bring about significant change to the educational opportunities we offer students.”

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Shadya Tuason
JEWISH STANDARD | ‘From Swastika to Jim Crow’

In the 1930s, life started getting harder for Jewish academics in Germany.

Not as hard as it would get for all Jews in Germany and the rest of Eastern Europe, of course. They weren’t herded into ghettos. They weren’t sent off on cattle cars to extermination camps. That was still a few years off.

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Charles Crocker
NBC 4 | March on Washington Film Festival 2018

Founded in 2013, the March on Washington Film Festival is celebrating their 6th year of bringing to life stories of both icons and foot soliders from the Civil Rights Movement.

Opening July 12 and running until July 21, the nine days feature 27 events across multiple venues including NPR, Studio Theatre, and Washington National Cathedral. There is something for everyone from film screenings, conversations/panels, art exhibits, performances and more.

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Charles Crocker
ESSENCE | Diahann Carroll Talks Career Highlights, Ed Sullivan And Romance With Sidney Poitier

As Diahann Carroll celebrates her 82nd birthday today (July 17), the legendary entertainer is still dazzling fans.

Recently, Carroll visited the nation’s capital for The March on Washington Film Festival: ten days of film, music, scholarship and the arts, showcasing the unsung heroes and untold stories of the Civil Rights era, as well as contemporary activism. The Raben Group galvanized African-American women, including executive producer Isisara Bey, and GreiBO founder Shelonda Stokes, to line produce the annual festival, which runs through July 22.

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Charles Crocker