Screen/Society--Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel--Stanley Nelson Series: "Freedom Summer"
(Stanley Nelson, 2014, 113 min, U.S., English, B/W and Color, DVD)
-- Special Location: Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St, Durham, NC
Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters - even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death. The Freedom Summer story reminds us that the movement that ended segregation was far more complex than most of us know.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Archive of Documentary Arts, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the John Hope Franklin Research Center, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).