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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Hearst Newsreels

March 21, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “UCLA Festival of Preservation.”

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Hearst Newsreels

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of the landmark pieces of legislation in the 20th century. In addition to newsreels covering the bill’s passage we will be showing President Johnson’s complete “We Shall Overcome” speech. Some of the newsreels to be screened also include coverage of other events of note from 1964 and 1965, among them the Beatles in Holland, Ted Kennedy surviving a plane crash, the death of King Farouk of Egypt, and American troops arriving in San Francisco prior to being sent to Vietnam.

35mm, b/w, total running time of program: approx. 120 min.

In-Person: Blaine Bartell, senior newsreel preservationist, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.! UCLA Festival of Preservation Passes available for $50.

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More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


March 21, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States