Tuskegee Airman. Civil Rights attorney. Powerful advocate for the poor and disenfranchised. Wendell Freeland devoted seventy years to fighting injustice wherever he found it, from the age of Jim Crow to that of Barack Obama. He blazed a trail for racial equality by working largely behind the scenes in America’s courtrooms, boardrooms, and political backrooms.
Join the African American Program at the Heinz History Center for a light reception and the world premiere of the NOMMO Productions film, “Wendell Freeland: A Silent Soldier.” This documentary tells the story of a complex and courageous African American man whose long career helped shape an era of historic change.
5:30 p.m. – Doors Open
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Light reception
6:30 – 8 p.m. – Program & Film Screening
This premiere is made possible by the generosity of Esther Bush, Doris Carson Williams, and in-kind contributions from the University of Pittsburgh.
Tickets are $50, and include a light reception and access to the film screening. Pre-registration is required. Please purchase tickets online.
For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of the African American Program, at 412-454-6391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.