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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle (Spring 2014): April 2014 Events

The College of Wooster Libraries have received four films on civil rights issues in America. Please come to our public events and join in the discussion

The Loving Story: April 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Film: The Loving Story

The moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) which overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the United States.  Directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James. A co-production of Augusta Films and HBO Films. Distributed by Icarus Films. 77 minutes.

The Event: film talk entitled "A Loving Story Lives: Sex, Marriage, and the Color Line in America," film showing, & follow-up discussion, led by Kabria Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of History at The College of Wooster

Date/Time: April 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

Location: Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall, 303 E. University St., The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

 

Freedom Riders: April 16, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Film: Freedom Riders

The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South. Produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. Mark Samels, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH. 120 minutes.

The Event: film talk entitled "Passive Resistance and Massive Resistance: The Nationalization of the Civil Rights Movement," film showing, & follow-up discussion led by Jeff Roche, associate professor and chair of the history department at The College of Wooster

Date/Time: April 16, 2014, 6:30 pm

Location: Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall, 303 E. University St., The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH