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Jan26
Civil Rights Film Series: Freedom on My Mind
6:30pm - 8:15pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
This film documents the Voters' Rights movement in Mississippi, from the beginnings of the voter registration drives in 1961 to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Feb02
Black History Film Series: Southside With You
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Based on true-life events, this movie tells the story of Barack Obama's first date with his future wife and First-Lady-to-be, Michelle Robinson. Odie Henderson of rogerebert.com calls this film "a beautiful tribute to enduring love."
Feb09
Black History Film Series: Chi-Raq
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Spike Lee directed this modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes.
Feb16
Black History Film Series: For Colored Girls
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
Tyler Perry adapted and directed Ntozaki Shange's stage play "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf."
Feb23
Black History Film Series: Straight Outta Compton
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors
In 1987, five young men from one of America's most dangerous places got together to form one of America's most dangerous groups: N.W.A. Gary Gray directs the story of this influential gangsta rap group.
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