PANEL DISCUSSION: Memories from the Movement
Saturday, June 28, 2 p.m., Rich Theatre
Join Civil Rights heroes including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, activist Dorothy Cotton, introduced by High Curator Julian Cox for an afternoon of remembrances and dialogue around the contributions of the courageous champions of justice who struggled to make equality a reality for all. The panelists will reflect on their experiences in the Civil Rights movement in light of the High’s current exhibition “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968.” The discussion will be moderated by Alexis Scott, journalist and publisher of the “Atlanta Daily World,” the city's first black-owned daily newspaper. This program is free and seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 and online at www.high.org. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.
FILM AND DISCUSSION: “Voices of Freedom”
Sunday, June 29, 3 p.m., Hill Auditorium
America’s civil rights movement found its strength in the people who took to the streets to support it. “Voices of Freedom” re-visits several key events and places shaped by America’s great nonviolent revolution. This 20 minute video was filmed, edited, and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Neal Broffman, son of the late Morton Broffman whose photographs are included in the exhibition “Road to Freedom.” The film will be followed by a discussion with Julian Cox, curator of “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956 – 1968,” and a Q&A. Free with Museum admission and free to Members.