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Spike Lee’s “4 Little Girls,” observing 60 years since the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Presented by The Morgan Project

September 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Spike Lee’s “4 Little Girls,” observing 60 years since the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Presented by The Morgan Project

The Morgan Project is honored to join in the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and remembering the victims: Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, and Denise McNair.

FILM CREDITS

DIRECTOR: Spike Lee

PRODUCER: Sam Pollard

WRITER: Spike Lee

CAST: Maxine McNair, Chris McNair, Helen Pegues, Queen Nunn, Arthur Hanes Jr., Howell Raines

COMPOSER: Terence Blanchard

Special Matinee Screening Schedule of Events

  • 11:30am—Doors Open
  • 12:00pm—Christopher Paul Curtis Speech
  • 12:30pm—4 Little Girls Screening Begins

 

REMEMBERING 4 LITTLE GIRLS

The Morgan Project to Present Commemorative Screening of Spike Lee Film

Birmingham, AL – As the world commemorates the 1963 Birmingham Campaign for Civil and Human Rights, local nonprofits are mobilizing to share the true history of what placed The Magic City on the world stage and honor the beloved victims of heinous acts of racial terror violence. The Morgan Project, a local nonprofit armed with social justice advocates on a mission to teach civil rights and social justice through Birmingham’s history of conflict and courage, will host a FREE matinee screening of 4 Little Girls – the seminal Spike Lee movie of that tragic time in our history on September 14, 2023, at The Lyric Theatre [1800 3rd Avenue North].

The community is invited to join the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and remember the victims: Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, and Denise McNair. Christopher Paul Curtis, the celebrated author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham: 1963 will be in attendance to address the residents of Birmingham before this screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary. Curtis’ book, a Newbery Honoree and a Coretta Scott King Honoree tells the story of a family from Flint, Michigan, and their unforgettable journey that leads them to Birmingham during one of the darkest moments in American history.

In addition to members of the public, the matinee screening will be open to area students, grades 9-12. School groups interested in attending need not register, but are asked to email admin@morganproject.org.The National Park Service will cover the cost of transportation for Title I schools.

The Morgan Project will also host two screenings of the captivating film on the evening of September 14th at Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema. There will be a video introduction by director, Spike Lee preceding the screenings and a conversation after the film about where Birmingham finds itself 60 years later, with panelists: Charles Morgan, III, Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, and Lisa McNair. Registration for this presentation filled almost immediately. Community members who wish to attend this event may visit the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema box office on the day of the event to claim free tickets that may become available.

Visit www.morganproject.com to register for tickets to this FREE commemorative event.

WHAT: FREE Commemorative Screening of 4 Little Girls

WHEN: September 14, 2023

11:30 am – Doors Open

12:00 pm – Remarks by Christopher Paul Curtis

12:30 pm – Screening

WHERE: The Lyric Theatre, 1800 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

PRESENTED BY: The Morgan Project in partnership with Jefferson County Memorial Project, 16th Street Baptist Church, The National Park Service, Sidewalk Cinema Black Lens Spotlight, The City of Birmingham, and Kids in Birmingham 1963

Watch the 1997 Spike Lee Interview: https://youtu.be/PWTaXMtFWPI

Meet Christopher Paul Curtis:https://youtu.be/O5HkR1o2LiI

Details

Date:
September 14, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Lyric Theatre
1800 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Details

Date:
September 14, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Lyric Theatre
1800 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
+ Google Map

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