Screening of "American Blackout," Jan. 12, 14
Author: Office of University Communications, 503-725-3711
Posted: December 28, 2006

Film Showings Part of MLK 2007: Living the Legacy Events at PSU

What: As part of the number of Portland State University events commemorating and celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Portland State Library Artists and Writers Series, the Department of English and the MLK Events Planning Committee present two showings of the film American Blackout.

American Blackout chronicles the recurring patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004, while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. McKinney took an active role investigating the election debacles, but also found herself in the middle of her own after publicly questioning the Bush administration about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

When: Friday, January 12, 2007, 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 14, at 6 p.m.

Where: 5th Avenue Cinema (510 S.W. Hall).

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information contact Kimberly Willson-St. Clair at 503-725-4552 or

Background: Other MLK 2007 events at Portland State include a noon interactive student session and evening lecture with National Book Award Winner Charles Johnson on January 18, 2007. For more information please visit

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