Two Societies Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, January 23

Time: 12 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Location: Roesch Library

Tags:  Martin Luther King Celebration 2015

A film and discussion will occur. The Library will also present a book/literature display/exhibit.

Eyes on the Prize PBS Documentary: Episode 8: Two Societies (1965-1968)
Martin Luther King Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago’s civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago’s powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming “two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal.” President Lydonn Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report.

Contact Information:

Name:  Christian Lozano
Phone:  937-229-1061