The first in a series of Black History Month lectures at Mason High School begins Tuesday with the viewing and discussion of the movie 42.
The biographical film written and directed by Brian Helgeland tells the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson, a Negro League player recruited to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American to play in the major leagues.
The movie and discussion begin at 6:30 p.m., in the Harvard Room at the high school, 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road.
The movie is the first of four programs in The Souls of Black Folks programs organized by Mason African-American Students for Change.
All are free, open to the public, and will be held at the high school:
- Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Performance by Central State Choir, in the auditorium
- Feb. 25: Presentation by Bengals head Coach Marin Lewis, Harvard Room and small commons
- Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.: Spoken Word Night, featuring winners of the Mason poetry contest and Princeton High School poets, Black Box Theater