Showing on Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Library's Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall, "Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964" highlights the role of students from Spelman College in the Atlanta Student Movement. As freshmen, young women in the Class of 1964 participated in the largest, coordinated series of civil rights protests in Atlanta’s history. The Q & A session following the screening will include film producers Dr. Georgianne Thomas and Alvelyn Sanders, a Spelman alumna who participated in the Atlanta Student Movement. The film was named “Best Short Documentary” and “Audience Favorite” at the 2013 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. For more information about the film, visit http://www.footsoldiers1964.com/. Watch the trailer below:
This event is a program for the exhibit, “Start Something: Activism and the Atlanta Student Movement,” which outlines the history of the student-led, civil rights protests in Atlanta in the 1960s and their legacy to today’s youth-led protests, such as #AUCShutItDown, #ItsBiggerThanYou and the Black Lives Matter movement. The exhibit is on display in the Library’s Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall now through March 31, 2016. For more information, visit http://research.auctr.edu/AtlantaStudentMovement.