Houston, TX. (August 16, 2017) --- The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum and ADSI/Renee Logans are pleased to present the Exclusive Houston Screenings of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice on Thursday, September 7 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a feature length documentary, directed by acclaimed
filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by award- winning actor Blair Underwood. The 2017 NAACP Image Awards nominated and 2017 Oscar-qualified film tells the story of 18 Afri-
can Americans who defied Hitler and Jim Crow to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin..The athletes experienced things that they were not expecting – applause, warm welcomes, integrated Olympic villages and the respect of their competitors. They were world heroes but returned home to a short-lived glory. This story is triumphant but unheralded. It is a story of young Black men and women finding their place in Jim Crow America and is as relevant today as it was almost 80 years ago.
Writer/Director Deborah Riley Draper’s debut film Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution
was heralded by New York Times and Los Angeles Times film critics and premiered on Viacom’s Logo Channel after a successful festival run. She is currently developing a two feature films. The Schedule for the Exclusive Houston Screenings of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is as follows:
Thursday, September 7, 2017- 10:00 AM
Worthing High School
9215 Scott Street
Houston, TX 77051
VIP Reception (By Invitation)
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:00 PM
The Health Museum Houston
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston TX 77004
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77004
Post Screening Panel Discussion September 7, 2017 8:50 PM
Moderated by Kim Davis and including Deborah Riley Draper.
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ABOUT HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
The mission of HMAAC is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest and the African Diaspora for current and future generations. In fulfilling its mission, HMAAC seeks to invite and engage visitors of every race and background and to inspire children of all ages through discovery-driven learning. HMAAC is to be a museum for all people. HMAAC seeks to be a cultural portal through which people share and converge histories and contemporary experiences that acknowledge and expand the African American experience, and from such interactions come together to build a common future.
ABOUT THE HEALTH MUSEUM
The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body. Each year, we serve thousands of families and school children through onsite and offsite programs focusing on life science and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2017, The Smithsonian Institution announced an official partnership with The Health Museum, designating it as an Affiliate. The museum is the first to receive such recognition within the Houston Museum District.
ABOUT HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON
Holocaust Museum Houston, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996 by Houston-area Holocaust Survivors, their descendants and members of the community, is accredited by The American Alliance of Museums.
The Museum is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. For more information, visit hmh.org.