COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Nickelodeon Theatre and Columbia SC 63 present The Color of Justice for August’s Civil Rights Sunday movie at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Nickelodeon Theatre.
The Color of Justice examines the integration of public schools. The film uses the March 3, 1970, incident in Lamar, S.C., in which a group of white parents rioted against desegregation as a backdrop for the discussion. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on about desegregation in South Carolina public schools during the 1960s. Panelists include:
· Dr. Millicent Brown, history professor at Claflin University and the lead plaintiff in a 1963 court case that desegregated River High School in Charleston
· Oveta Glover, one of eleven students to integrate James Simmons Elementary in Charleston in 1963
· Emily Newman, daughter of Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman
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 Theatre. “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 at www.Nickelodeon.org.
Upcoming Civil Rights Sundays include:
· Sunday, Sept. 15, 3 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre: MIRC/USC Integration Footage. A collection of moving images that commemorates the integration of USC and Clemson through footage from USC’s Moving Image Research Collection Archive. Panel discussion about the integration of USC and Clemson to follow.
· Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre: Black Power Mixtape covers the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975.
· Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre: Come Walk In My Shoes features the Honorable John Lewis visiting the places where young people played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Era.
Stay tuned to www.Nickelodeon.org and www.ColumbiaSC63.com as additional Civil Rights Sundays films are announced.