Sunday, February 17, 2013

Movie Monday: Tiny civil rights pioneers

Posted By on Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Here's a Monday lunch break movie worth checking out:

At noon Monday at the Friday Courtroom of the UALR Bowen Law School by MacArthur Park, the Black Law Students Association and the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service will screen "The Memphis 13: the Story of the Civil Rights Movement’s Smallest Pioneers."

It tells the story of 13 first graders who desegregated Memphis schools in October 1961. The film talks 50 years later with the pioneers about their experience and continuing burdens. It raises questions, among others, about the role of children in movements for social change.

The filmmaker, University of Memphis law professor Daniel Kiel, will be on hand to offer comment and answer questions.

The screening is free and open to the public. Lots more here about the movie.

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