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MONDAY – 6PM Independent Film Night at Nefetari’s – Free To The Public. Similar to the spirit of the newly released “Selma”, this is a fact-based film about another freedom fighter, black Alabama preacher Vernon Johns (played by James Earl Jones) was an early champion of the civil rights movement, using his position within the church to speak about the ills that surround him. As would be the trend, his courageous approach to politics draws criticisms from other blacks, The attacks on him open the doorway for a new dynamic freedom fighter to step in – The end may surprise you. Executive producer was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Initial release was in 1994, but many have never seen the film. Director: Kenneth Fink.

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