The Peabody Award-winning film â€œVoices of Civil Rightsâ€ will be shown at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, at the Housatonic Quaker Meetinghouse in New Milford, at Route 7 and Lanesville Road (just north of the Lanesville Road intersection). All are welcome and there is no charge. Healthy refreshments and discussion will follow the one-hour film. The program will conclude at 5:00 p.m.
â€œVoicesâ€ producer, Christine Shuler, will be on hand to introduce the film and lead discussion with the audience after the screening.
The Civil Rights movement was a pivotal era in American history. Since accounts of such major turning points are usually written by their leaders, the stories of the ordinary people who made them possible are often lost. This documentary film presents a sampling of the most compelling of these narratives, which were preserved and collected in an archive of Civil Rights oral histories and housed in the Library of Congress.
The Housatonic Quaker Meeting is sponsoring this film program to foster an understanding of that tumultuous time and remind us of the movementâ€™s courage and its ultimate triumph of the spirit.
Parking will be available at the Red Barn just south of the meetinghouse. For more information, call Bill Holcombe at 203-313-4438.