Documentary & Discussion: The Clinton 12

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/5/6

Join us for a documentary film followed by discussion. February’s film will be The Clinton 12 (2006). Narrated by award-winning actor James Earl Jones, The Clinton 12 tells the compelling story of the integration of the first public high school in the South after the US Supreme Court decision Brown vs. the Board of Education. This film recalls one of the greatest moments in the American Civil Rights movement, documenting not only the courage of those who faced violent racial opposition, but the determination of a small, predominately white southern town that stood shoulder to shoulder to confront and defeat bigotry and fear.After the film we’ll talk about the current state of our schools with regards to race relations, both the positive changes that have occurred and the changes that still need to be made. Articles and discussion questions related to the film will be available at the Ask a Librarian desk on February 1, 2017. No registration necessary.