Living the Story
The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky
a KET documentary film
7:00 p.m. Tuesday
UK Student Center (addition)
200 Avenue of Champions
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Free & open to all
“Through individual acts of bravery, a great movement can be born.”
About the documentary:
In the 1950s and ’60s, Kentucky and the rest of the nation were swept by the civil rights movement, as African Americans—joined by sympathetic others—organized to demand legal and social equality.
In this documentary, individual Kentuckians tell their own stories of what they saw, heard, experienced, and did during that turbulent time. Some were leaders and organizers, but others were simply people who wanted to enroll in a different school, move to a new neighborhood, or shop at a downtown department store. In the segregated society of the time, such seemingly mundane acts could require great courage.
By finding that courage, and by standing firm for what they knew to be right, these ordinary people accomplished extraordinary things.
A discussion will follow the film.
Voices for Peace and Justice (October, 2009)
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