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Mount Vernon Library Screens Films For Black History Month

Laurence Fishburne stars in "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned," the first film being screened at the Mount Vernon Public Library as part of Black History Month.
Laurence Fishburne stars in "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned," the first film being screened at the Mount Vernon Public Library as part of Black History Month. Photo Credit: IMDB

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Public Library will host film screenings for Black History Month on Tuesdays throughout February.

On Feb. 2, "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" will screen. The film stars Laurence Fishburne as an ex-convict trying to build a new life.

"Supremacy" stars Danny Glover as a man who uses his background as an ex-con to persuade a fugitive white supremacist to not kill him and his family. It plays on Feb. 9.

"The Great Debaters," starring Denzel Washington, screens Feb. 16. The film follows a debate coach's attempt to put his team at the historically black Wiley College on equal footing with Jim Crow-era white colleges.

The Gordon Parks documentary "Half Past Autumn" will screen on Feb. 23.

Each screening begins at 2 p.m. in the Grace Greene Baker Community Room.

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