We gave our community a challenge and they rose to the occasion! The Vine Event Planning will host a screening of the documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 pm at AMC Concord Mills 24 Theatre in Concord, NC.
Together we met the goal of 81 tickets purchased for the documentary of “Free Angela” to come to our area. Our vigorous social media campaign and networking with a team of community leaders and organizations paid off. Now our mission is to “pack the house”! Tickets for the documentary can be purchased online at http://www.tugg.com/events/4065 and will be available up until the day of the event; however, tickets will sale out once sales reach 130. Ticket cost is $12.
“Free Angela” is a historic account of the events that landed Angela Davis, a controversial political icon, in jail. Davis, a philosophy professor, was accused of kidnapping and murdering a judge during a shootout at a California courthouse in 1970. Davis then fled the country, convinced that she would not receive a fair trial and was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. Two months later, she was captured and charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. After a two-year legal battle, Davis was acquitted of all charges.
For the first time ever, Davis tells her side of the story, along with others who lived through the events. Our hope is that people will gain a better understanding of American History during the Civil Rights Movement. We know the story the media created and the story the government wanted us to know, but now we will hear Angela’s story.