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Atlanta premiere of “Race” kicks off Black History Month

1:56 pm Feb. 2, 2016

By Arlinda Broady, Ryon Horne and Shelia Poole

What could be more fitting than kicking off Black History Month with a local screening of “Race,” a film about a shining example of African-American triumph?

The film is about track legend Jesse Owens and his quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Besides dealing with the overt racism at home, the young athlete faced Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

The double-meaning

Virginia Hepner, president and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center, talks with Mike Skrynecki, a member of the Business Connect club, during a breakfast meeting Friday.

Woodruff Arts Center nears $100 million goal

9:19 pm Jan. 10, 2016

In 2015 the Woodruff Arts Center set itself a goal: raise $100 million by 2018.

Less than a year later they’re a little ahead of schedule, having raised $94.8 million, according to Virginia Hepner, president and