(90 minutes) Follow the 18 African American athletes who defied Adolf Hitler and Jim Crow to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympics. Though the world remembers Jesse Owens, this film shines a light on the other 15 men and two women who collectively changed the world of sports forever and created seminal moment in the fight for equality and civil rights. Narrated by Blair Underwood and nominated for a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. A post-discussion with filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper follows. This screening is a part of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, organized by the JCC of Greater Baltimore. Presented by PNC.
This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.
$8 - General Public
$6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors
Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.
$7.00 validated parking is available across the street at the Old Bay PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street (on the corner of Pratt and President Streets). Bring your ticket to the museum’s front information desk to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.
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Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the state’s premier institution showcasing the history and accomplishments of African American Marylanders. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its educational programs, permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music series, and family programming. For more information, visit www.lewismuseum.org or call 443-263-1800.