The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Events

The March That Changed America: Free Film

Ayres Multi Cultural Center,

The Sewanee community is invited to a free screening of John Lewis Marches On on Thursday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., at the Ayres Multi Cultural Center. Bill Moyers’ interview with Congressman Lewis is in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C. An estimated 250,000 people participated in the March for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous “I had a dream” speech. Lewis was the youngest of the ten speakers and is the only one still living. Special thanks to Moyers & Company/BillMoyers.com for permission to offer this free public screening of the interview.

The program includes original footage from the 1963 march and other civil rights demonstrations earlier that same year. Community members active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s will be on hand to lead a discussion following the 57-minute video. The Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Diversity Awareness Committee, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and The School of Theology are sponsoring the event. Funding from the Sewanee Community Chest helps support CCJP’s film-discussion series. For information about CCJP and CCJP events contact Leslie Lytle at 931.598.9979 or sllytle@blomand.net.