Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Evening Film Screening

Don't miss the FINAL installment of our Measuring Deliberate Speed Brown Bag Film & Discussion Series....

When: Thursday, February 25th from 7:00-9:00PM (Special Evening Screening!)

Russell Library Auditorium, West entrance of Main Library Building, UGA

The Film: Little Rock Central High: 50 Years Later (2007)

The wave of desegregation that transformed the South during the 1960s began in Little Rock in September 1957. In this intimate documentary, filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud follow the lives of contemporary Central High students, teachers, and administration, as well as community leaders, over the course of a year, visiting classes, school meetings and assemblies, teenagers' homes and community events. Sharing the stories of both black and white students, the film reveals the opportunities and challenges facing them in and out of the classroom fifty years after school desegregation. (Running Time: 1hr, 10 minutes)

Following the film Jan Levinson (Assistant Outreach Archivist, Russell Library) and Mary Miller (Peabody Awards Archivist, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection) will lead a discussion with the audience. For this special evening event, the Russell Library's main exhibit gallery will be open until 9PM on Thursday, February 25th. Exhibits currently on display include, "Measuring Deliberate Speed: Georgians Face School Desegregation" and "With All Deliberate Speed: The AP in Little Rock." Light refreshments will be served.

The Russell Library is located through a side door on the west side of the Main Library Building (Note: if facing the Main Library, follow the path along the right side of the building). For more information please call (706) 542-5788 or email jlevinso@uga.edu

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