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Film Series honors African American History Month

January 20, 2011 –  As part of the nation’s tribute to the countless contributions of African Americans, the Auteur Film Series will screen Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls.

The free screening is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Angelika Film Center, located at The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano.

The documentary recounts the people and events leading up to the bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Ala. by white supremacists in 1963, which killed four African American girls -- Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley -- and injured more than 20 others.

The incident served as a turning point in the fight for civil rights for African Americans in the United States as it lead to a groundswell of support for the cause.

The film is not rated and runs 102 minutes.

Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.collin.edu/academics/csce/auteurfilmseries.html or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at cperry@collin.edu.

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