LCCREF Presents ‘Bama Girl: A Film about Race Relations in America Today

Media 07.1.08

Washington, DC – The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF) has partnered with the Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, and the CauseWay Agency to host the DC screening of ‘BAMA GIRL this Wednesday, July 2.

‘BAMA GIRL, produced by Rachel Goslin, traces Jessica Joyce Thomas’ quest to become the first black homecoming queen at the University of Alabama. For nearly 100 years, student life at Alabama has been controlled by an association of all-white fraternities and sororities known as “The Machine.” ‘BAMA GIRL chronicles Thomas’ attempt to overcome a century of influence and tradition at Alabama, magnifying strained race relations that continue to haunt the South and the nation as a whole.

“This compelling film gets people to think and talk about the challenges around race relations that Americans continue to face and grapple with,” said Karen McGill Lawson, LCCREF President.

The special DC screening of ‘BAMA GIRL will be shown at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (25 Massachusetts Avenue NW) on Wednesday, July 2 at 6 pm. Seating is limited, but a few seats remain – please RSVP to [email protected]. ‘BAMA GIRL will be preceded with a reception and followed by a panel discussion with the director and Ms. Thomas.

For the trailer and more information on ‘BAMA GIRL, visit: