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Wake Forest to host screening of CNN's 'Black in America 2'


April 20, 2009

Wake Forest University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a screening of CNN’s new documentary “Black in America 2” from 6-8 p.m. April 23 in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Wake Forest faculty and students. 

The documentary will be broadcast on CNN July 23 and 24, but the screening will offer a sneak peak to students and members of the local community.

Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, the second installment of “Black in America” will, according to promotional materials, “take you to neighborhoods all across America to meet people— some famous, some not—who are working everyday in real-life situations to find solutions to challenges facing their communities.”

“This is a remarkable opportunity for Wake Forest because most of the screenings are being held at historically black colleges and universities,” said Barbee Oakes, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wake Forest.

Admission to the screening and panel discussion are free.  The first 200 students will get a free limited-edition CNN backpack.   For information, call (336) 758-5864.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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