“Freedom Song” - Special Film Screening | April 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
7pm - 10pm
Reynolds Club, Hallowed Grounds Coffee Shop | 5706 South University, Chicago, IL 60637
The Institute of Politics (IOP), Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture (CSRPC) and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) present the screening of this award winning film, starring Danny Glover, as part of a series of events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project; a massive campaign that took Northern college students to Mississippi to register African American voters who were being denied the right to vote through local customs, laws, and violence.
Freedom Song is based on true stories of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizing efforts in Mississippi in the 1960s.
The film will be introduced by SSA Professor Charles Payne, author of I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle
To learn more about Freedom Song and Freedom Summer click here
Free & Open to the Public. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.
Danny Glover delivers the CSRPC Annual Public Lecture at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at 4:00pm - Sunday, May 4, 2014. To learn more click here