A Screening of Frank Capra's "The Negro Soldier"
Feb 21, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
|Where||West Laville Library|
|Contact Name||Granger Babcock|
Honors College students
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Professor of History David Culbert screens and discusses Frank Capra's "The Negro Soldier" (42 minutes; 1944), a pioneering work on race relations in the United States. The film has been restored by the preservation lab in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The restored version allows viewers to see the extraordinary production values of film released in 35 mm. "The Negro Soldier" was added to the Library of Congress' National Registry in 2011. Professor Culbert was invited by the National Archives this past November to discuss the film, and he is (with Thomas Cripps) the author of the standard work about the making and significance of the film.