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NCCU to Screen Dixon, Illinois Municipal Fraud Story


North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) School of Business will host a film screening and informal conversation of the film “All the Queen’s Horses.” The film explores the riveting story of Rita Crundwell, former city comptroller and treasurer for Dixon, Illinois who stole more than $53 million of public funds to build a horse-breeding empire. It also discloses how the city is attempting to recover from the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. The film won the HBO Documentaries Spotlight Award for Best Documentary at the Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival.

WHO:   Kelly Richmond Pope Ph.D., documentary director and DePaul University associate professor, will participate in informal conversation with the audience.

WHEN:      Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
                 6 p.m.

                 B.N. Duke Auditorium
                 1801 Fayetteville St.
                 Durham, NC 27707

This film is the debut feature of Richmond Pope. Her first educational documentary, “Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes,” has won numerous national education innovation awards and is used in colleges, universities and corporations throughout the country. Richmond Pope, is also the founder of Helios Digital Learning, an education media company that uses storytelling to teach individuals how to strengthen ethical decision making.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required for entry. To purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/2k4XPis. All proceeds will support NCCU School of Business professional development initiatives. For more information, contact Keisha Williams, School of Business director of marketing, at 919-530-6804 or kmark3@nccu.edu.

NCCU’s School of Business attracts globally diverse students who are motivated to achieve academic excellence. The School of Business delivers high-value undergraduate and graduate business education programs through innovative teaching, impactful scholarship, and globally diverse faculty. The School of Business provides intellectually stimulating, professional and caring environment with small class size, experiential learning and community engagement.  

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