Beyond the Classroom presents "Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement" - An Evening with Filmmaker Keith B. Plummer

When: Monday, January 28, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Special Event

Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement is a one-of-a kind film, revealing emotionally powerful and gripping stories from the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement. This film takes a fresh approach to evoking that tumultuous chapter of American history through original interviews with the unsung foot soldiers-the students, ordinary citizens, community organizers, musicians, and journalists-who formed the backbone of the movement. The film features interviews with an extraordinarily wide variety of movement pioneers such as John Lewis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dr. Dorothy Height, Dave Dennis, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, and Rev. Walter Fauntroy. But those voices are rounded and deepened by the voices of the unsung heroes of movement. As the Civil Right Movement passes its 50 year mark, these original interviews are likely to be among the last with many of the people who made the movement a success and forged a new moral center for our nation.

Website: http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu




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