On Thursday, July 21, the Albany Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) will hold its seventh Monthly Community Night in 2011 with civil rights film producer Constance W. Curry and Florida ACLU official Benétta M. Standly, speaking on Curry’s award-winning film, The Intolerable Burden: Segregation, Desegregation, Resegregation. The 57-minute film will be shown beginning at 7:00 p.m. followed by a discussion led by Curry and Standly. The film is based in part on Curry’s award-winning book, Silver Rights, which tells the story of Mississippi Delta sharecropper Mae Bertha Carter and her family’s struggle for education in Sunflower County. The film, winner of the American Historical Association’s John E. O’Connor Film Award, goes on to follow the story of what happens to Sunflower County in desegregation’s aftermath.
The July 21st Monthly Community Night will be at 7:00 p.m. (NOTE: this is a half hour earlier than usual), at ACRI, 326 Whitney Avenue, Albany. The event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book signing. Copies of Constance Curry’s books, Silver Rights and Deep In Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement, are now available for $20.00 (tax included) in the ACRI gift shop.
Hilton Garden Inn Albany and Sam’s Club are the sponsors of ACRI Monthly Community Nights. For more information, contact ACRI Executive Director Lee W. Formwalt at (229) 432-1698 or firstname.lastname@example.org.