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OIA Film Series featuring February One

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: ACB 240

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) invites you to spend your lunch hour with us. Come view one of the many extraordinary DVDs from our library.

February One

  • Date: Thursday, February 28
  • Time: 12:00 noon CT
  • Location: ACB 240

The world can change in a day...

Despite hard-fought gains in the fight for racial equality, segregation remained firmly entrenched in 1960 America. Black citizens in the South were still treated as second class citizens and their calls for justice remained largely unheard by the nation. There had been some advances in the arena of civil rights with the Brown v. the Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the federally enforced desegregation of Little Rock High School, but after that, strong defiance by ardent segregationists pushed the Movement into retreat. February 1, 1960 changed all that.

Based largely on firsthand accounts and rare archival footage, February One documents one volatile winter in Greensboro, North Carolina, that not only challenged public accommodation customs and state laws, but also served as a blueprint for the wave of non-violent civil rights protests that swept across the south and the nation throughout the 1960s.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Free snacks will be provided!

For more information about the films in the OIA library, visit our website.

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