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Fourth Annual Student History Documentary Film Festival Takes Place in Philadelphia

In partnership with The Philadelphia Film Society, The Better Angels Society was delighted to host the 2022 Student History Documentary Film Festival virtually and in person for nearly 900 Philadelphia middle and high students on November 30, 2022. The film festival featured all six of the 2022 Next Generation Angels Award-winning films in their

2022 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film Awarded to Two Films: BELLA! and PHILLY ON FIRE

Washington, DC – October 19, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation announced two winners for the fourth annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film: BELLA!, directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, and PHILLY ON FIRE, directed by Ross Hockrow and Tommy Walker. The

Announcing a New Partnership with The Philadelphia Film Society for 2022 NGAA Student History Film Festival

Washington, DC – September 19, 2022 – Today, The Better Angels Society announced a new partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society for the 2022 Student History Film Festival. In coordination with the Library of Congress and National History Day®, the organizations will build year-round educational materials for teachers and host the youth Film Festival

Top Six Finalists Announced for Fourth Annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film

Washington, DC – July 26, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced the six finalists for the fourth annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. The award, which was established in 2019, recognizes one late-stage documentary that uses original research and

An Inside Look at Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands

A Discussion Featuring  Rita Coburn, Denyce Graves, and George Shirley Produced in partnership with American Masters / The WNET Group and Carnegie Hall, made possible by the immeasurably generous gifts of two Better Angels: Robert F. Smith, Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Hall, and Mercedes Bass, Vice Chair of the Board of Carnegie Hall. This event, which

The Better Angels Society and the Library of Congress Announce Jury for Fourth Annual Prize for Film

Washington, DC – May 12, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced this year’s Jury for the fourth annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which recognizes exemplary accomplishment in historical documentaries. Six celebrated voices across government, academia, and film will

The Better Angels Society and the Library of Congress Announce Honorary Committee for Fourth Annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film

Washington, DC – April 12, 2022 – The Better Angels Society, the Library of Congress, and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced this year’s Honorary Committee for the fourth annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which recognizes exemplary accomplishment in historical documentaries. The Honorary Committee is a distinguished group of

The Better Angels Society and Georgetown University Partner for Event with Ken Burns to Encourage Open Dialogue

The discussion, “Franklin and Diplomacy”, moderated by Judy Woodruff, featuring Ken Burns, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns, now available HERE. Washington, DC – March 23, 2022 – Today, The Better Angels Society and Georgetown University partnered to host an event with Ken Burns designed to encourage open,

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