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The People and the Police
  • Date: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - Friday, September 09, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

After the 1968 riots in Washington, DC, the Office of Economic Opportunity produced a series of films about the Pilot District Project, created to foster the development of community programs and improve the shattered relationship between the city’s citizens and its police force. One of those films, CG 8225: The People and the Police, recently restored by the National Archives will be shown.

Following the screening, NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood moderates a discussion on the legacy of the project and the current state of police-community relations. Panelists include Metropolitan Police Department Interim Chief Peter Newsham, and longtime Washington, DC, community activist Susan Meehan.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. 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. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.