|October 3 The International Sweethearts of Rhythm broke all kinds of
barriers as the most famous all-girl big band of the 1940s. They did the unthinkable by traveling through the Jim Crow South as a racially mixed group. They proved that women can play jazz as well as men–and in some cases, better. They paved the way for today’s wonderful women players. In 1986, a documentary telling the story of the Sweethearts was released and it has become a jazz classic. We will be screening The International
Sweethearts of Rhythm on October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Arts @ the Library Room. This special screening is done with permission of the filmmakers, Jezebel Productions.
WHERE: On the Mezzanine at Lawson McGhee Library
For more information, please contact Nelda Hill at 215-8729.