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new college cinema: Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemerative

Monday, January 21, 2002
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
joe marraffino
Location Details:
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street

New College Cinema, Week of January 21st SPECIAL SHOWING FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY ------------------------------------------------ Monday, January 21st, 8:00 pm: - MARTIN LUTHER KING, A COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION - EYES ON THE PRIZE: NO EASY WALK ------------------------------------------------ MARTIN LUTHER KING A COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION This absorbing video is footage of Martin Luther King Jr., and a well-rounded picture of the civil-rights movement, beginning with a conversation with Coretta Scott King, Dr. King's wife, describing how her husband's mission has guided how she lives her life today. Throughout the video are more conversations with Coretta and other friends and colleagues of Dr. King including Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, Edward Kennedy, Bill Cosby, Andrew Young, Joan Baez, former President Jimmy Carter, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The raw footage of the 1963 March on Washington is glorious and striking for Dr. King's "Free at Last" speech and the shots of 200,000 people standing beneath the Lincoln Memorial. There are also several of Dr. King's most memorable addresses in their entirety such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Civil Disobedience and Nonviolent Struggle, the March on Washington, and his final address in Memphis. Overall The Commemorative Collection is a great teacher about the civil-rights era in history, and is also a wonderful compilation of Dr. King's addresses. EYES ON THE PRIZE: NO EASY WALK In the 1950s and 1960s, America fought a second revolution to secure "inalienable rights" and equal treatment under the law -- a second revolution to make "liberty and justice for all" a reality for black Americans as well as white. The fight was waged by blacks and whites in the streets and the churches, the courts and the schools of the American South. It was a struggle for racial integration and equal rights that changed the fabric of American life, a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt. Eyes on the Prize chronicles the civil rights years through the individual stories of people compelled by a meeting of conscience and circumstance to play a role in history. These are the stories of blacks and whites, of civil rights organizers from the South and the North, of government officials at all levels, of Southerners who fought to maintain a way of life they had cherished since Reconstruction and of blacks who were determined to make America live up to its promise of equality. Some played their parts and faded back into obscurity; others became household names in the America of the time and permanent figures on the pages of history. "No Easy Walk, 1961-1963," the fourth program in the six part series, documents the years when the movement embraced a new strategy: the mass demonstration, which was tried out in Albany, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., emerges as the most articulate and charismatic proponent of nonviolence as he leads the March on Washington, DC, revealing broad national support for the civil rights movement. New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street. 8:00 pm. $3-5 donation requested. ------------------------------------------------ NEW COLLEGE CINEMA is a repertory house for progressive political and cultural documentary films. We host an array of films on our ecological degradation and revolutionary alternatives, as well as eclectic assembly of films on politics and social justice movements. New College is dedicated to educating toward a more just, sacred, and sustainable world. for more information contact Special thanks to the Real Food Company for the donation of organic popcorn.
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