July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. On Tuesday, July 1, the LEH commemorates the landmark legislation with a screening of “Freedom Riders,” the award-winning documentary included in the LEH’s 2013 “Created Equal” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Doors open at 6pm and event is free and open to the public.
After the screening, the LEH’s Brian Boyles talks to legendary Civil Rights activist and Free Southern Theater co-founder John O’Neal and Stephanie McKee, Artistic Director of Junebug Productions, about the legacy of the Civil Rights Act. Audience participation is welcome in the post-film conversation.
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