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Bar Association to Hold Public Screening of 'Disturbing the Universe'

Documentary follows career of civil rights attorney William Kunstler

The Mulnomah Bar Association will be screening the film "Disturbing the Universe" as part of Community Law Week. The film documents the career of the late civil rights attorney William Kunstler, once dubbed the "country's most controversial and … its best known" lawyer for defending the Chicago Seven in 1969-1970. The film screening is at the Hollywood Theatre on Friday, May 6 at 7pm and the public is invited to attend. Please bring a can of food or a donation of $3 for the Oregon Food Bank.

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'Viva Riva!' Wins Top Honors at African Academy Awards

Film depicts small-time crook in Kinshasa, Congo

Despite being made in a country of 70 million people devoid of a single movie theatre, the Congoleses-Kinshasa film 'Viva Riva!' has won top honors at the African Academy Awards.
The film – produced on location with local actors and crew – won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design, in addition to Best Supporting Actor awards.


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Found: The Black Declaration of Independence? Rare Anti-Slavery Document Discovered

The University of Virginia has acquired a rare first edition of an 1829 anti-slavery manifesto that was considered a rallying cry for black Americans and a major threat to Southern leaders, who worked vigorously to ban it.


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The Long Journey of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Brigade

'The bicycle trip itself unified the 25th Infantry as well as the Pacific Northwest because they were appreciated as colored soldiers'

Of all the remarkable stories told about the U.S. Army's all-Black cavalries known as the Buffalo Soldiers, the most remarkable of all is surely that of the 25th Infantry Brigade Bicycle Corps.

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Major Taylor, the Fastest Biker in the World

Around 1900, despite threats, racism, Black man was

You might not know it, but at the turn of the 20th Century, bicycle races were bigger than baseball. And much like today, the racers were largely White, affluent males. But in 1896, Marshall "Major" Taylor emerged on the track-racing circuit. He would become one of his era's biggest stars...

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