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Civil Rights Cinema Series Continues

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – August 9, 2010 – Antioch College will continue its Civil Rights Cinema Series with What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 12 in South Hall’s Herndon Gallery.

Prior to the screening of Roz Payne’s 2006 documentary, guests will hear from speaker Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt (2009). Jeffries, a professor of history at the Ohio State University, will introduce the footage and speak to the history and goals of the Black Panthers.

The film is the fourth in the College’s five-part series that explores the enduring legacy of Freedom Summer 1964. On August 4, the series presented In the Heat of the Night, a provocative thriller about race relations and murder in a small Mississippi town garnered much acclaim and five Oscars.

The series concludes on August 18 with Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement, an uplifting documentary focusing on the centrality of music to the 60s struggle for equal rights and interviews musician-activists and songwriters who made lasting contributions to the movement through their music. The film features 29 musical performances and interviews with Gladys Knight, Chuck D, Pete Seeger, Quincy Jones, and many more.

The Civil Rights Cinema Series was presented in conjunction with “Oh Freedom Over Me,” a multimedia exhibition at the College. It began with a screening of Keith Beauchamp’s The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, which was followed by the Academy Award nominated documentary Freedom on My Mind.

For information on the series, contact Jean Gregorek at 937-286-5934 or jgregorek@antiochcollege.org.

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