In honor of Black History Month, the Orange County Regional History Center proudly presents a special showing of the award-winning UCF film Marching Forward.
The recent winner of the Atman Award for Diversity in Film, Marching Forward deals with race relations in Orlando during the 1960s and how a love for music united the bands of two high schools: Jones and Edgewater.
The film is the fourth that Associate Professor of history Robert Cassanello and Associate Professor of film Lisa Mills have made in the past decade along with students in their honors class. It spotlights the efforts of two dedicated band directors — James Wilson of Jones High School and Delbert Kieffner of Edgewater — who were inspired by music to cross color lines in the days of Jim Crow in Florida.
This is a free event. Parking is available at the Library Garage, 112 E. Central Blvd.
For more information about the event please visit, thehistorycenter.org/event/marching-forward/