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In observance of Black History Month, the public is invited to “The Butler,” a movie event showing, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Russell Reid Auditorium, at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, 612 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck. The event is co-hosted by the Bismarck Human Relations Committee and the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The film “The Butler” chronicles the 34-year career of a White House butler, inspired by a true story, about how one man overcame his past and became a part of history. The showing is free and open to the public.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month
The purpose of the Bismarck Human Relations Committee is to protect and promote the personal dignity of all Bismarck citizens and to promote acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities that discourage discrimination.
For more information about the event contact Erik Holland, State Historical Society curator of education, at (701) 328-2792 or the Bismarck Human Relations Committee at (701) 355-1300. For more information about the Bismarck Human relations Committee view the link included below.