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Civil Rights Film Series

On Thursday nights in January, the Library presents films about the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement.

Thursday nights at 6:30 pm in the Rines Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Upcoming Events:
Jan03
Civil Rights Film Series: Banished
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, racist mobs drove black families from their homes. This film examines three communities with a history of racial cleansing and explores the question of whether reconciliation between the races is possible.
Jan10
Civil Rights Film Series: Revolution '67
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors In July of 1967, violence broke out in Newark, New Jersey, when a black cab driver was beaten by police for a minor traffic infraction. This film chronicles the events and circumstances that led to such outbreaks of urban rebellion.
Jan17
Civil Rights Film Series: Brick By Brick
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors Recounts events that took place in Yonkers, New York, during the 1980s, when President Carter's Justice Department sued the city for its pattern of segregation. The city's resistance earned it the title of "the Birmingham of the North."
Jan31
Civil Rights Film Series: Agents of Change
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors In the 1960s, student activists demanded Black and Ethnic studies as part of their college curriculum. This film covers tells the stories, through archival footage and the narrative of participants, of San Francisco State and Cornell University.