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Price of Liberty: Eye on the Prize: Mississippi – is this America?
March 24 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Montclair History Center, in partnership with Montclair Film and the Montclair Public Library, will show Eye on the Prize: Mississippi – is this America?, as the second film in the Montclair History Center’s annual Price of Liberty Film and Discussion series. Episode Five of this six-part series looks at the time a group of college students traveled south between 1963-1964 to help African Americans register to vote and the subsequent challenges they faced. Dr. Lillie Edwards, a Montclair resident, Professor Emerita of Drew University, and member of the Amistad Commission, will provide a contextual overview prior to the film and lead the discussion immediately following. This is the sixth year the Montclair History Center has offered the Price of Liberty Film and Discussion series that each year explores a different aspect of the Black experience. This year, the Price of Liberty series focuses on the history of voter suppression here in the United States. Free admission.