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The NAACP Teams Up With Investigation Discovery for Exclusive World Premiere Screening of THE INJUSTICE FILES at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture

February 14, 2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –


              Investigation Discovery is proud to present the ground-
              breaking investigative docu-series, THE INJUSTICE FILES,
              a search for justice, once and for all, for some of the
              most senseless racially motivated crimes of the Civil
              Rights-era.  Investigative filmmaker Keith Beauchamp
              explores aging, unsolved cases that are a part of the
    WHAT:     FBI's Civil Rights-Era Cold Case Initiative.

              Investigation Discovery, along with the NAACP as event co-
              sponsor, will host an exclusive world premiere screening
              of THE INJUSTICE FILES' "The Secrets of Natchez" at the
              Schomburg Center in Harlem, the leading institution for
              materials documenting black life and promoting the study
              of the history and culture of peoples of African descent.

              Immediately following the screening, a panel discussion
              will feature investigative filmmaker Keith Beauchamp,
              Wharlest Jackson Jr., son of murdered Civil Rights
              activist, and Cynthia Deitle, FBI Civil Rights Unit Chief.

    WHO:     Panelists:
              --Keith Beauchamp: Investigative Filmmaker of THE
              INJUSTICE FILES and THE UNTOLD STORY OF EMMETT LOUIS TILL
              --Supervisory Special Agent Cynthia Deitle: Former FBI
              Civil Rights Unit Chief
              --Wharlest Jackson, Jr.: Surviving son of murdered father,
              a civil rights activist in Natchez, MS
             Noteworthy Guests:
             -- Herb Boyd: Author
              -- Denise Ford-Jackson.: Surviving daughter of murdered
              father, a civil rights activist in Natchez, MS
              -- Jeffrey Heinze: FBI Supervisory Special Agent of Civil
              Rights-Era Cold Case Initiative
             -- NAACP executives (TBD)
             -- Henry Schleiff,: President, Investigation Discovery
             -- Reverend Al Sharpton: Host, THE AL SHARPTON SHOW (TBD)
              -- Debra Sylvester-Jackson.: Surviving daughter of
              murdered father, a civil rights activist in Natchez, MS

    WHEN:    Wednesday, February 16
             6 PM: VIP Reception - RSVP required
              7:30 PM: World Premiere Screening and Discussion - Open to
              Public

    WHERE:   Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
             515 Malcolm X Blvd
             New York, NY 10037-1801
             (212) 491-2200

              The new original three-part docu-series from
              Investigation Discovery, THE INJUSTICE FILES (World
              Television Premiere: Friday, February 18 at 9PM ET)
              examines the stories behind these horrific crimes by
              talking directly to witnesses, investigators and families
              of victims.  The FBI hopes the additional attention for
              these cases might provide new leads and witnesses willing
              to share information about who is ultimately responsible.
              Suspects have gotten away, witnesses have disappeared and
              memories have faded, but THE INJUSTICE FILES showcases
              Beauchamp and the FBI's determined efforts to provide
    WHY:      answers and closure for these hopeful families.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101103/PH94271LOGO )

*The FBI participated with the making of THE INJUSTICE FILES, however the FBI does not endorse the series or network.

Please visit the Press Website at http://press.discovery.com/us/id/programs/injustice-files/ for additional press materials, screeners, and photography.

SOURCE Investigation Discovery


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