Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize, Schools in the Civil Rights Movement and Today
Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the Litle Rock Nine, Judith Vecchione, co-producer of Eyes on the Prize, and Sandra Robbie, producer of Mendez vs. Westminister, discuss civil rights in the past and events today.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs in the landmark desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas and became known as the Little Rock Nine.
This event features a panel discussion with Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, Judith Vecchione, one of the producers of Eyes on the Prize, and Sandra Robbie, Emmy award-winning producer of Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children about one Mexican-American family's fight to desegregate California schools.
Panelists will explore how the historic events of the past relate to the civil rights issues of today. Facing History and The Allstate Foundation present this event as part of a series.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. For more info, visit http://www.facinghistory.org/campus/reslib.nsf/
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is $8 in lot 3. Enter the east side of campus from the intersection of Hilgard Avenue and Wyton Drive. Attendants and signs will direct you to Parking Structure 3.
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Sponsor(s): Facing History and The Allstate Foundation. Information on non-JSCASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.