Juneteenth Celebration film screening at the NMBCC Library

June 13th 2014 @ 1:00pm
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library
275 N. Jordan Ave, A113
Bloomington, IN 47405

The Neal–Marshall
Black Culture Center Library Presents: Freedom Riders
A Juneteenth Celebration Film screening:
June 13, 2014
1:00 pm
Location:
Neal-Marshall
Black Culture Center Library
Exhibit Room

Free!
Open to the public

Film synopsis:
Attracting a diverse group of volunteers—black and white, young and old, male and female, secular and religious, northern and southern—the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI. (createdequal.neh.gov)

The film series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for the sites.

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library

Today's Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm See all

Amenities

  • Building Access Use entrance on west side of building (behind the Auditorium) with wheelchair accessible ramp. Library on first floor. Building Access
  • Media Showing RoomPortable viewing equipment available for showing library-owned media items for small groups. Media Showing Room
  • ScanningScanners located at workstations 2 and 3; those using scanners have priority when other workstations are available. Scanning
  • Reserve ServicesPrint and media reserves are located at the NMBCC Library Circulation Desk. Reserve Services
  • Food ServiceStudent lounge with snack, coffee, and soda vending machines on the 2nd floor of the N-MBCC. Food Service
  • Group Study SpaceSmall Group Study Room and multiuse Exhibit Room may be reserved by contacting circulation desk staff or emailing bcclib@indiana.edu. Collaborative Learning Center room available first-come, first-served for group study. Group Study Space
  • PrintingOne black & white printer with print release station. Printing
  • Computer Workstations6 workstations, 1 print release station, and 2 flatbed scanners. Computer Workstations

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