ASHTABULA — A virtual family film night will be hosted later this week by the Ashtabula County District Library and the Ashtabula NAACP, showing a pair of movies for Black History Month, according to a press release from the library.

On Feb. 25 at 6 p.m., two short films will be shown over Zoom, “Whitewash” and “A Dance Like Starlight,” for free.

“Whitewash,” which is based on a true story, is an animated film about a young Black girl who is attacked and has her face spray-painted white by a racist gang.

“A Dance Like Starlight” tells the story of the first Black prima ballerina.

“Be on the watch for more films this spring!” Ashtabula Branch Manager Helena Richardson said in the release. “ACDL and the Ashtabula NAACP plan to screen one each month; some for families, some for adults, and all open to the community. If you know any Boy Scouts, they will enjoy the March movie about mentorship, coming of age, and the positive influence of nature on boys growing into young men.”

For more information, call the library at (440) 997-9341 or visit

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