In 1957 racial tensions exploded in Little Rock, Arkansas, when nine African-American students attempted to enter the local high school. It was the beginning of federally mandated integration in the education system. In honor of this landmark civil rights struggle, the S.B. African Heritage Film Series is hosting a screening and discussion of the award-winning film Little Rock Central High School: Fifty Years Later.
In attendance will be Dr. Gloria Willingham, PhD, a graduate of Little Rock Central High School. After the film she will talk about her experiences at that tumultuous time and discuss parallel issues in Santa Barbara. Saturday, March 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Road. The event is free, but you must register in advance. Call 568-3410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.