JEWISH STANDARD | ‘From Swastika to Jim Crow’
NBC 4 | March on Washington Film Festival 2018
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.
ESSENCE | Diahann Carroll Talks Career Highlights, Ed Sullivan And Romance With Sidney Poitier
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.
THE UNDEFEATED | March on Washington Film Fest features 9th Wonder, Diahann Carroll and Eric Holder
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.
USA TODAY | Groups nationwide celebrate the centennial of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer
The March on Washington Film Festival returns this month for its fifth year of celebrating films that explore themes of civil rights, activism and social justice.
Panels and events including actress Diahann Carroll, producer 9th Wonder and former Attorney General Eric Holder are among the highlights of the 21 events that run from July 13-22.
WASHINGTON INFORMER | Film Festival Pays Tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer
WASHINGTON — Vanessa Garrison will lace up her orange Nikes on Friday and join dozens of others in Ruleville, Miss., in the 1.5-mile walk from City Hall to the gravesite of civil rights legend and voting rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer.
VIBE | 9th Wonder Talks ‘The Hip-Hop Fellow’ At The March On Washington Film Festival
In commemoration of what would have been her 100th birthday, the legacy of late civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer was celebrated by the March on Washington Film Festival and New York University-DC in a rare special program last week.
The Oprah Winfrey Theatre of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) was filled with applause, head-nods of affirmation, and the tangible angst of lifelong fans like 35-year-old Theo Young, who wanted nothing more than to tell the man of the hour “thank you.”