School’s out early this day! What to do? Come on down to the library. We will be showing the first of our 3 part film series on the Civil Right’s Movement. The curriculum recommends 6-8 grade viewers but all are welcome with adult supervision.
Each 45 min. long documentary will be followed by questions and discussion. Films curriculum recommends grades 6-8 but all are welcome with supervision
More information at: http://www.tolerance.org/teaching-kits
America’s Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Justice Thur. Oct 27th 2:00pm
Academy Award-winner for Short Documentary 1995
Narrated by Julian Bond and featuring John Lewis, the 38-minute film allows today’s generation of students to witness firsthand the movement’s most dramatic moments—the bus boycott in Montgomery, the school crisis in Little Rock, the violence in Birmingham and the triumphant 1965 march for voting rights.
Mighty Times: The Children’s March Thur. Nov. 10th 2:00pm
“The Children’s March” tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today’s young people to be catalysts for positive social change.
Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot Fri. Dec. 2nd 2:00pm
On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights activists left Selma, Alabama, on foot, marching for dignity and equality.
Eighteen days, 54 miles, one police attack, 1,900 National Guard troops, 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and countless stories later, they arrived in Montgomery — and changed history.