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‘Greensboro Four’ kicks off Cyclorama’s 150th anniversary events

1/31/2014, 6 a.m.

“February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four” will be screened Feb. 6 as part of the Atlanta Cyclorama’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The 7 p.m. screening is among a free series of one-hour documentaries that will be presented in partnership with Urban Film Review. After each film, historian and educator Nasir Muhammad will lead the audience in a facilitated dialogue.

“February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four” tells the story of the four North Carolina college freshmen who ate lunch at Woolworth’s in 1960 and sparked a revolution.

The Atlanta Cyclorama’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta also includes art exhibits, lectures, dance, and theatrical productions.

Camille Russell Love, director of the city of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, said the Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will host numerous activities on-site and around the city all year long.

“We will feature the work of world-renowned authors and artists like Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Radcliffe Bailey, Germaine Ingram, Charles McNair, Opera Ebony and Natasha Trethewey. From robust conversations about those who fought and those who stayed home, acknowledgment of the Jewish contribution, the journey to freedom, and the history of celebrations following the Emancipation Proclamation, we’ll present events for families, students, book clubs, teachers, historians and art lovers,” she said.

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is at 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. For more information, visit www.atlantacyclorama.org.