- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 7, 2007

Yesterday, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site kicked off its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Film Festival, which runs through Jan. 15. Now a national park, the property once owned by freed slave, abolitionist leader and human rights champion Frederick Douglass is a fitting place to pay respect to all those who have fought racial injustice. Each day at 11:30 a.m., the festival will show a film that commemorates King and his cohorts in the civil rights movement. Among the scheduled offerings are the acclaimed “Eyes on the Prize” series, the child-friendly “My Friend Martin,” and A&E; “Biography’s” “Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and the Dream.” Today, the first one-hour episode of “Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings (1954-1956),” will screen. Films are free and will be shown at the visitor’s center, 1411 W St. SE. For more details, call 202/426-5961

— Jenny Mayo

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