Join us on Saturday, February 10 at the Zion Missionary Baptist Church as Boy Scout Troop 206 and Boy Scout Troop 2206 host a screening of the critically-acclaimed film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by Hollywood veteran, Blair Underwood.
Nominated for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards, this complicated, triumphant but unheralded documentary highlights the lives of 18 brave African American Olympians who defied the odds at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. History remembers the accomplishments of only one of them - Jesse Owens. This is the story of the other 17.
The film screening is part of the Roswell Roots Black History Month festival. The Roswell Roots Festival is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations of African American history in the state of Georgia.
In addition to an appearance by writer/director Deborah Riley Draper, special guests will serve as panelists for the Q & A session following the screening, including Venus Lacy, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, Women's Basketball. CBS46 News anchor Tracye Hutchins will serve as the Moderator for the event.