The Nickelodeon Theater and Columbia SC 63 present Integration of SC Colleges for September’s Civil Rights Sunday movie at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Nickelodeon Theater at 1607 Main Street in Columbia.
Integration of SC Colleges will be an extra special edition of Civil Rights Sundays with footage from the University of South Carolina Libraries' Moving Image Research Collections and the University of Georgia Libraries’ WSB Newsfilm Collection. This time, we will get a chance to see archival footage of what the integration of South Carolina looked like, with a particular eye towards the integration of the University of South Carolina.
The footage will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by USC doctoral candidate and Columbia SC 63 committee member Ramon Jackson and featuring several panelists, including Luther Battiste III and Dr. James Solomon, one of the three African-American students who integrated USC in September of 1963.
Civil Rights Sundays are part of the yearlong Columbia SC 63 initiative planned by the City of Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Historic Columbia Foundation and the University of South Carolina.
“We’re excited to continue hosting Civil Rights Sundays because we see the Nick as a community center in our new home on Main Street, where we are focused on using moving images and our resources at the Nick as educational tools and community conversation starters,” said Sherard Duvall, director of media education at the Nickelodeon Theater. “Columbia SC 63 is such an important initiative for Columbia and the nation, and the Nick is happy to be a part of that.”
The Nickelodeon will screen films once a month on Sundays throughout 2013. Each film will also feature a talkback following the film as an opportunity for viewers to engage with filmmakers and experts on the film’s subject. Civil Rights Sundays are free and open to the public, and seats can be reserved here
source: Columbia SC63 Press Release
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