Women’s Rights National Historical Park to Show “A Class Apart” in Winter Film Festival

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Date: March 21, 2014
Contact: Patrick Stenshorn, 315-568-0024

Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its annual Winter Film Festival by showing the documentary film A Class Apart Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, 2014.

This week's film documentary reveals story behind the Mexican American civil rights case, Hernandez v. Texas. This landmark case challenged Jim-Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans which was commonplace in 1950s Texas. The running time for A Class Apart is 60 minutes.

Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating our shared history and culture through film," said Superintendent Ami Ghazala. "The Winter Film Festival is a fun way to learn about our national history," added Superintendent Ghazala.

All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.

The park visitor center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook () and Twitter () to learn more about our upcoming programs. 

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