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