September 25, Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Film: Prom Night in Mississippi (2010; 91 min.) Closed captioned
Documentary filmmaker Paul Saltzman examines how a high school in Charleston, Mississippi makes the decision in 2008 to finally integrate its senior prom—54 years after Brown vs Board of Education, and only after actor Morgan Freeman, who grew up in Charleston, agrees to pay for all prom expenses. It’s an ironic and wry look at race relations in America. Discussion and Q&A with a museum educator follows the film. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
September 27, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Film: Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War (2013; 60 min.) Closed captioned
Actors and historians bring the story of Loreta Velazquez to life in this documentary that examines the life of this Cuban-born rebel who served in the Civil War disguised as a man. Tracey McIntire from the Civil War Trust along with her colleague, Audrey Scanlan-Teller will conduct a Q&A after the film. This program is being presented in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate community diversity. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.