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World premiere of “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.”


The distinguished Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Psi Lambda Chapter have been invited to attend the world premiere of “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.” Bad/good news is the world premiere of "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" has sold out for Saturday, June 4th! Even better news is The Festival has added a 2nd show for Monday, June 6 at 4:05 pm.  Please see the attached new flyer. There will be a rush line on Saturday, June 4th, to fill the seats of any potential no-shows, if there is an interest there as well.
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a feature length documentary exploring the trials and triumphs of 18 African American Olympians in 1936. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is important to this story, as many of the medal-winning athletes of the 1936 Olympic Games were members of Alpha Phi Alpha. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler’s Olympics or participating in the Third Reich’s grandest affair, the film follows 16 men and two women before, during and after their heroic turn at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. They represented a country that considered them second class citizens and competed in a country that rolled out the red carpet in spite of an undercurrent of Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. They carried the weight of a race on their shoulders and did the unexpected with grace and dignity.

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