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Chicago Civil Rights Film Gets National Film Registry Recognition

Civil rights marchers enter west-of-Chicago suburb in Cicero, Ill., on  September 4, 1966.   The civil rights march brought a
Civil rights marchers enter west-of-Chicago suburb in Cicero, Ill., on September 4, 1966. The civil rights march brought attention to racial inequality of the Chicago area and highlighted housing discrimination. Cicero is an all-white community outside Chicago. (AP Photo)

The year 2013 is ending on a high note for Chicago film. Cicero March, a short film documenting a historic local civil rights march, was selected by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry.

The library selects 25 films each year for the registry, and most tend to be significant theatrical productions. This year is no different, as the big, popular films on the list include Gilda, Pulp Fiction, The Magnificent Seven, and Judgement at Nuremberg.

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