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Movies at MacArthur begins March 11

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AETN is proud to announce a new screening partnership with the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History! The museum will host free, monthly screenings of public television films related to our nation’s military, beginning will a showing of “The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom” on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m.  

Originally scheduled to begin Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m., the series' launch was postponed due to inclement weather. 

Hosted and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., “The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom” profiles the first African American recruits in the United States Marine Corps, beginning with their experiences at Monford Point Base, a segregated boot camp in the heart of the Jim Crow South. All-black battalions from Montford Point loyally served their country in three major conflicts — World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War — while fighting for their civil rights at home. In the film, Montford Point veterans recount the racism they faced both within and without the military and reminisce about the rigors of basic training, the harsh conditions of the barracks and the perils of combat.

Confirmed Movies at MacArthur screenings include:

Celebrating African American Heritage Month

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. 

Originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., the screening was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

 
MARCH

“Lioness”
Celebrating Women's History Month
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.


APRIL

“American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam”
Preview Screening Event
Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.

 

JOIN US:

Movies at MacArthur

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 East 9th Street
Little Rock

LEARN MORE:

Contact Dr. Rachel Miller at 501-376-4602.