Black History Month: Civil Rights film and discussion set for Feb. 22

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Community Sisterhood is proud to join with the River Road African American Museum in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of one of the great events in American history. In the summer of 1963, the famous speech, "I Have a Dream" was delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Great March on Washington. Many people do not know about the events that led up to this momentous occasion. In an effort to educate the youth of our community about this important period of American History, "Mighty Times: The Children's March" will be shown at the Geismar Community Center on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

The acclaimed film, "Mighty Times: The Children's March" tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 to bring an end to segregation. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change.

For more information contact (225) 93303497 or at communitysisterhood@cox.net. Youth are invited to participate in a discussion following the film. Refreshments will be served.