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Kicking off local observances of Black History month is February One, an indispensable documentary from Durham filmmakers Steven Channing and Rebecca Cerese. The title of this hour-long film celebrates the day when four young African-American men in Greensboro decided to go downtown and order lunch at Woolworth's. An ordinary excursion, perhaps, except that the year was 1960 and Greensboro, like the rest of the South, was heavily segregated. Mixing archival footage, contemporary interviews and understated reenactments, February One dramatizes the fateful day that would lead to weeks of sit-ins and demonstrations.This Sunday, the Carolina Theatre of Durham will host a free public screening of February One, at 3 p.m.

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