Civil Rights Film Festival
For the Civil Rights Film Festival, we will show three films in January.
Jan. 7: Mississippi State Secrets. Not Rated. Hear the truth behind the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, an organization created by the Mississippi State legislature to preserve segregation.
Jan. 14: Crossing the Bridge. Not Rated. (35 minutes.) This film provides a stunning overview of civil rights protesters crossing the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965. The protestors are brutally attacked in an unprovoked assault by the Alabama State Police.
Jan. 28: Boycott. Not Rated. (45 minutes.) This stunning HBO film depicts the story of an African American woman named Rosa Parks who dared to take an empty seat in the "Whites Only" section on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., sparking one of the first major battles in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.