Add this Event to Calendar 11/02/2020 05:30 PM 11/02/2020 06:30 PM Alice's Ordinary People Documentary Film Showing

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The library presents Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
The films runs 56 minutes. On Saturday, November 7th at 2-3pm the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film and facilitate a discussion on the civil rights movement.

 

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