- County Library
A six-part series
of films celebrating the strengths of individuals to overcome personal and social adversity as a way of honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
July 1 at 6:30pm - Glory - Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. Rated R 122 minutes
August 5 - at 6:30pm - Audience choice of Band of Angels or A Patch of Blue.
September 2 at 7pm - Ruby Bridges - The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. Rated NR 96 minutes
October 7 at 7pm - Rosa Parks Story - The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice. Rated NR 97 minutes
November 5 at 6pm - The Help - An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. Rated PG-13 146 minutes
December 2 at 7pm- Driving Miss Daisy - An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. Rated PG 99 minutes
Please note: start time change due to length of film.
- Registration Not Required