Despite the colossal and continuing legacy of America’s civil rights era, the movement is often best understood through the historical moments in which it took place. This NBC News program presents original coverage from frontline correspondents and camera teams at work during critical junctures in America’s battle for racial equality. This documentary examines the Greensboro sit-ins; the Freedom Rider phenomenon; the efforts by, in support of, and against black students entering southern schools and universities; the March on Washington; and other events and initiatives.
Dr. Simmone Barrett, Associate Researcher at the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University, will moderate the post-screening discussion.
Saturday, March 16 at 1:00pm
Maryland Historical Society, France Hall 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201