Atlanta Cyclorama Partners With Urban Film Review To Kick Off A Series Of Screenings This February “As part of our continuing commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War we are partnering with Urban Film Review to present a series of documentaries at the Atlanta Cyclorama beginning on February 26,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “The documentaries we’re screening will be both entertaining and educational, covering a range of subjects from cultural expression and racial identity to labor and civil rights. After each film we’ll engage the audience in an open discussion. These screenings are free and open to the public, so make plans to join us!” First from the series: Many Steps on Thursday, February 26 at 7 pm Long known to be an important component of African American Greek life, stepping is part of a much larger historical and cultural context. Borrowing from the precision and drill-like elements of their military training, African American veterans of WWI integrated these techniques with the more percussive elements of African foot dancing and, later, the smooth moves of contemporary R&B groups like the Temptations. Present-day stepping is an amalgam of African, African American, and military movement, and it has inspired other cultures to create their own versions of stepping; particularly Latino Greek organizations. Many Steps retraces the history and evolution of this cultural phenomenon. _____________________________________________ The Atlanta Cyclorama is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For general information, and more details about this year’s special events, visit our web site: www.atlantacyclorama.org.
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