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Greensboro Public Library – Central Library, 219 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401, USA

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101 N Church St
Greensboro, NC United States

February 2019

The Greensboro Public Library presents: 1960s Film Screening and Discussion: Freedom Summer

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Freedom SummerA look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. A guest speaker will provide a presentation before the screening.Free EventFor more in this series visit sixties.uncg.edu

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April 2019

The Greensboro Library presents: 1960s Film Screening and Discussion: Harvest of Shame

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Harvest of Shame This television documentary presented by Greensboro native broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow on CBS showed the plight of American migrant agricultural workers. It was Murrow's final documentary for the network; he left CBS at the end of January 1961, at John F. Kennedy's request, to become head of the United States Information Agency. An investigative report intended "to shock Americans into action," it was "the first time millions of Americans were given a close look at what…

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