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Celebrate African American Heritage Month
Photo courtesy of Pedro Infante web siteLong Beach Public Library and MusicUNTOLD present a screening of the 1948 classic Mexican film "Angelitos Negros" on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00PM in the Main Library auditorium, starring popular Mexican actor Pedro Infante. A conversation about the film and a live performance by soprano Hope Foye immediately follow.

"Angelitos Negros" is a dramatic tale about a woman who gives birth to a baby that is not white and then learns the woman who was her nanny is actually her mother. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Hope Foye is a classically trained soprano, activist and protégé of Paul Robeson.  Her passport was taken from her during the McCarthy era because she participated in a competition in East Germany and she spent the next years earning a successful career outside of the United States, including Mexico where she often performed the song "Angelitos Negros."  Hope is now 90 years young. (see 2008 PT article about Hope Foye)

Event is free and open to the public.

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