February 6, 2014

Civil Rights Film Series at NMU

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University is celebrating Black History Month with a Civil Rights film series highlighting three classic movies. All will be shown from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in Whitman Hall 136 on their respective dates. The series is free and open to the public.

The William Still Story will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 12. It is a documentary that provides insight into the Underground Railroad and chronicles William Still’s historic involvement as a railroad conductor.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, documents events that incited the civil rights movement when two white women accused a group of nine black teenagers of rape.

The Loving Story on Thursday, Feb. 27, will explore a historical case leading to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.

Northern Michigan University’s multicultural education and resource center is sponsoring these showings. 



Prepared By
Chris Salgot
Student Writer
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