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The DeLaney Center at Washington and Lee University aims to carry ideas from the movie screen out into the public square through its Screen to Square Film Series. This academic year, we are doing so with films that explore “Turning Points in the Civil Rights Movement.” On Tuesday, April 2 at 5PM in Washington and Lee’s Stackhouse Theater, we will screen the 2012 film Red Tails and consider African American military involvement in the United States.

After watching the movie, at 7PM, we will have a discussion featuring remarks by a panel of special guests including former Tuskegee Airman Brigadier General Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse and Virginia Military Institute Professor of History Houston Johnson. Refreshments will be served, and all are invited. This event is free.

This year’s Screen to Square Film Series is made possible in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities. We hope that you can join us for this amazing experience.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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