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Breath of Freedom (Film Screening)
  • Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Breath of Freedom (2014; 46 minutes) is the story of the one-million-plus African Americans who fought in World War II. Their fight would continue back home on American soil. Following the screening, a discussion including Dr. Frank Smith, Jr., director of the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum, and Maria Höhn, author of A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany, will be presented.

Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Channel and the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. 

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.