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Posted on: August 26, 2020

MLK Commission, ELPL to Show Two Films at Cooley Law School Stadium this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan and the East Lansing Public Library are excited to be showing two films this week at Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave.

An encore showing of the documentary film “John Lewis: Good Trouble” will take place on Friday, Aug. 28 and a showing of the sports film “42” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29. Both showings will take place at 7 p.m. and a firework show, sponsored by LAFCU, will take place following each showing.

Both film showings are in honor of the 56th Anniversary of the March on Washington and “I Have A Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“We are excited for the opportunity to show both of these important films and honor one of the most historic marches and speeches in our country’s history,” said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan Chairperson and East Lansing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administrator Elaine Hardy.

The film “John Lewis: Good Trouble” chronicles the life and work of Congressman John Lewis – a Civil Rights icon and American hero. The sports film “42” follows professional baseball player Jackie Robinson and his experience as the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.

In order to stay within the 100-person capacity for outdoor gatherings, community members are asked to register at http://ww2.lansinglugnuts.com/evites/LL_20_MOVIE_NIGHT_42.html. Those who attend should wear a mask/face covering and practice safe physical distancing (at least six feet from others).

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