Documentary Film Premiere: "American Experience: Freedom Summer"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MTCC) - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, in partnership with AETN, PBS and the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, presents this free documentary film premiere to our audience in advance of the national broadcast premiere. This 2014 Official Sundance Selection from acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson will premiere at MTCC in conjunction with the Annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom. This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer.

As the campaign launches, 700 student volunteers are trained to register voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and help establish an alternate political party to represent the rights of those previously disenfranchised.

(If you are on the mobile version of our website, you can find an extended preview of the film here on our desktop site.)

After learning of these impending summer activities, the white establishment in Mississippi prepares to fight off an invasion. Young activists, students, and local citizens work through their fear together, hoping to make a difference in black communities. As the summer wears on, many of their fears are realized.

A panel and Q & A will follow the premiere.

(Source: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center)


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