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Edmonds CC Black Box Theatre presents “A Breath of Freedom” February 18

02/05/15

a breath of freedomThe Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre presents “A Breath of Freedom,” a film, 7 p.m., Wed., February 18, in the college’s Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W. This event is open to the public.

This film tells the story of the one-million-plus African Americans who fought in World War II, as they fought to liberate Germany from Nazi rule, and racism reached unfathomable levels. Their fight would continue back home on American soil. You'll discover their encounters with hatred, from the enemy and from within their own ranks. Explore this paradoxical chapter in American history through interviews with war heroes, including Colin Powell, Tuskegee ace pilot Roscoe Brown, and Charles Evers, brother of Civil Rights activist and WWII veteran Medgar Evers.

The film will be followed by a question and answer discussion with Veterans Judge Charles Johnson — whose story is featured in the film, and Dr. Joseph W. Scott — author of   "Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest". This discussion is moderated by U.S. Veteran Raymond Miller.

Admission to "A Breath of Freedom" is a $7 suggested donation. Donations will go toward Vets Place NorthWest or the Boots to Books Campaign.

To purchase tickets or find out more, visit: www.blackboxedcc.org or call 425.640.1448.

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