A Film Series in Celebration of Black History Month
Date: February 26, 2015
Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Humanities Center Rm. 325 at Augustana College
Ticket Info: Free and open to the public
In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a film series, followed by a discussion on the Civil Rights movement in America.
The film series concludes on Thursday, Feb. 26, with Freedom Riders shown at 6:30 p.m. in Humanities 325. Both films have great discussion material and will bring significant understanding of the Civil Rights era and the correlation to today's society.
Freedom Riders tells the dramatic story of the Freedom Rides of 1961, a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South. Discussion after the movie will be led by faculty members from the History, Sociology, and Government Affairs departments.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Humanities Rm 325
Past Film in Series
The Loving Story follows the struggles of wife and husband Mildred and Richard Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967), which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Discussion after the movie will be led by faculty members from the History, Sociology, and Government Affairs departments.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Humanities Rm 325