Please join us every Tuesday in February to view thought provoking documentaries. The more things have changed the more things stay the same.
5th “February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four” (2004)
February 1, 1960: In one remarkable day, four Greensboro, North Carolina college freshmen changed the course of American History.
Based largely on first hand accounts and rare archival footage, the new documentary film February One documents one volatile winter in Greensboro that not only challenged public accommodation customs and laws in North Carolina, but served as a blueprint for the wave of non-violent civil rights protests that swept across the South and the nation throughout the 1960's. (http://www.februaryonedocumentary.com/)
12th “The Drilling Fields” (1994)
An exploration of the relationship between Shell Petroleum Development Company and the Nigerian government as it impacts the lives of the Ogoni people--Nigerians who have quietly endured military oppression, inspired by local community battles over the oil, and who have watched the devastating effect of the oil operations on their environment. (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/the-drilling-fields/)
19th “Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power” (2003)
When civil rights crusader Rob Williams urged African Americans to draw their guns on violent racists, he became the most feared man in America.
Challenging the Klan-dominated establishment and mainstream civil rights leaders, Williams struggled to earn respect, dignity and equality for all Americans. (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/negroeswithguns/)
26th “At the River I Stand” (1993)
Memphis, Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation worker into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (http://newsreel.org/video/AT-THE-RIVER-I-STAND)