Monday, December 04, 2006

Let us never forget!

Special film showing of Spike Lee’s: "Four Little Girls"
Documenting the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963 and its Impact on the Civil Right Movement

Wednesday – December 6th – 7 P.M.
5920 Second Avenue
(at Antoinette St., just north of Wayne State U)

The passage of Proposal 2 (the ban on affirmative action) on November 7 has highlighted the necessity of intensifying the struggle against racism in Michigan and throughout the United States. The role of youth and the sacrifices made by them during the 1960s, helped to secure the eradication of legalized segregation and the right to vote for African-Americans.

In Four Little Girls, Spike Lee creates portraits of the four young victims of the racially motivated Birmingham church bombing in 1963 by talking to their families, friends, neighbors and teachers. The film examines the climate of segregation and state-sanctioned violence that led to this particular bombing, and the civil rights activism that both preceded and followed it. One theme that emerges strongly throughout the film is the role of young people as civil rights activists in Birmingham, where students would skip school, sometimes with tacit permission of their parents or teachers, sometimes not, so they could demonstrate in the streets.

Admission to this event is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice 313-680-5508

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