November 4, 2012 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
These films will be introduced by Media and Civil Rights Scholar Gerald O’Grady.
Nine from Little Rock 1964
Charles Guggenheim, director / 20 minutes
This Academy Award-winning film about school desegregation in Arkansas features the first
use of the militia in the civil rights years, as President Dwight Eisenhower nationalizes the
National Guard and sends the 101st Airborne Division to enforce the federal court order of
students' admission challenged by Governor Orval Faubus.
Integration Report I 1960
Madeline Anderson, director / 24 minutes
Filmed by Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock, this documentary on civil rights marches,
sit-ins, rallies, and boycotts is set in an American landscape of rigid segregation. Anderson
was the first African-American feminist filmmaker of the movement.
The Streets of Greenwood [Mississippi] 1963
Jack Willis, director / 20 minutes
Filmed by Ed Emshwiller, The Streets records a SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee)
voter registration drive, featuring an appearance by the young Bob Dylan.
The Children Were Watching 1961
Richard Leacock, director / 25 minutes
This film records the integration of primary schools in New Orleans, Louisiana and the violent
demonstrations of white parents.
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