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Black History Month Movie Day
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o 12 – 1:30PM Screening of Awakenings (1954–1956). Dir. Vecchione, Judith. Prod. Judith Vecchione, and Blackside (Production company). Public Broadcasting Service, 1986. Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
o 6:30 – 8PM Screening of Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960–1961). Dir. Bagwell, Orlando. Prod. Orlando Bagwell, and Blackside (Production company). Public Broadcasting Service, 1986. Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel.
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